Give your furniture
a second chance
IKEA has partnered with Furniture Bank for convenient, easy and socially responsible furniture removal.
Need something else? See Furniture Bank’s other services.
You dispose of the furniture you no longer need – we make sure that it will be transferred to a family in need.
About Furniture Bank
We change lives by providing furniture and housewares to people experiencing poverty or displacement.
Our clients include women and children leaving shelters, the formerly homeless, and newcomers and refugees to Canada.
Revenues generated through our furniture removal service, which is run as a social enterprise, funds our charitable activities as we work to end furniture poverty – one sofa and one family at a time.
Table of contents
Here’s a list of furnishing items that are considered as essential:
Living room essentials
- Area Rugs
- Arm Chair
- Coffee Table
- Desk & Chair
- Floor Lamps
- Side Tables
- TV Stand
- Dining Set w Chairs
- Kitchen storage
- Small Appliances
- Cookware & Utensils
- Pots and Pans
- Serving dishes
- Kitchen tools
- Bed frame / Platform
- Table light
- Area Rug
How it WORKS
Generous clients hire our team to come and pick up their gently used furniture (distanced pickup available!).
Families in need are referred to us and work with our volunteers to choose their next home furnishings.
You feel great for making a difference in a family’s life, helping the environment and giving your furniture a second chance. You will also receive a tax receipt for your donation.
See why others love using Furniture Bank
- Jan Lobban-Shymko9/16/2020 - Facebook
We arranged to donate our mattress that we had purchased at Goodmorning.com but decided to exchange before the trial period was completed, so this was a three-way arrangement. Communication was excellent. The gentlemen who completed the pick up arrived within the allotted time frame and, in good covid style, waved and communicated from a distance. We received acknowledgement of the pick up (allowing us to process our refund with Goodmorning) and our tax receipt promptly. Excellent experience. We loved to know that good furniture is going to good use. Thank you for everything you do, Furniture Bank!Diana Foster7/16/2020 - Google
Investing in the Furniture Bank service was well worth the $150. Less headache for me (selling furniture is such a pain) and I got tax receipt. The guys showed up on time and were very professional and courteous. The best part is the furniture didn't end up in the landfill and a family is able to enjoy it. Everybody wins!
- Carolyn Solby4/21/2020 - Facebook
My experience with the furniture bank was fantastic. The team was wonderful, helping unload my car, giving me a tour of the facility and explaining the business operations to me. I highly recommend. Such a great way to give back to the community and re-use furniture that you don't need anymore.M Julien4/08/2020 - Google
Very courteous and responsive, and on time...in fact a bit early. I contacted them to take away a bed and some dining chairs...they charge a small fee (in my opinion) that is completely offset by a charitable donation receipt. Will use them again no doubt!
- 5 out of 5 starsPamela Van Loo7/03/2019
Amazing Service! I just wanted to let you know that the two gentlemen that came to pick up my furniture were absolutely fabulous! They were courteous, extremely careful and efficient and I really cannot say enough good things about them. Thank you again for my furniture pick up and for sending two extremely great guys.5 out of 5 starsDonor5/01/2019
Great Team Work at Furniture Bank! Your colleagues have been absolutely amazing throughout the process. Stella did a great job of coordinating everything and was extremely pleasant and efficient. Bill and his colleague William who did the move were also very pleasant and knowledgeable. Good Job guys!!!
- 5 out of 5 starsDonors4/18/2019
Reliable Moving Team! Great service. I received a call two business days before my pick up to inform me of the time-frame during which the team would arrive. On the day of pick-up I received a call 20 minutes in advance to alert me the team was on the way. The movers were careful as they worked, and were pleasant and very courteous. It was an extremely positive experience.5 out of 5 starsMichael C.4/18/2019
Impressive Service A short note to say that the pick up from Furniture Bank went off without a hitch yesterday. A very impressive service. I can't tell you how happy this makes me and how happy it would make my father as well.5 out of 5 starsTheo C4/17/2019
AMAZING Team & Service! I just want to say that they were better than any movers I've dealt with in the past, and wow they were fast! I'm so thankful we were able to donate our furniture to your organization. We will definitely use you again and recommend Furniture Bank whenever we can!
Help those in your community
A house is not a home without furniture
When you give your gently-used furniture to Furniture Bank, you are the start of a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. Revenues generated from our furniture removal service are reinvested in the charity, allowing us to help even more families escape furniture poverty.
Watch this video to see what it means to a family to receive ‘new’ furnishings for their home and a fresh start in life.
Most frequent questions and answers
Furniture Bank is a not for profit charity as well as a social enterprise. READ MORE.
The simple answer is: We charge for our service to sustain the organization. READ MORE.
Safety is our number one priority, not only for our employees but for our donors as well. READ MORE.
Furniture Bank supports marginalized and displaced families and individuals experiencing furniture poverty. READ MORE.
The answer is quite simple: gently used items that we consider essential when furnishing a home. READ MORE.
We offer an in-home furniture removal service as well as distanced pickup. READ MORE.
You can claim the charitable receipt as a donation and can expect to see a return on your taxes. READ MORE.
From 2015-2019 we have distributed 82% of the furniture donations received to families in need. READ MORE.
Our hours of operation for our pickup and removal service are between 8 am and 2 pm. Read more HERE.