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Big thank you to IKEA Canada! Just before closing their Etobicoke store, we worked together to bring 21 customer returned mattresses to Furniture Bank for immediate reuse. These mattresses went to families so children do...

The Star cover stories from former Furniture Bank clients. Read the article below or access The Star’s original post by clicking this link. Furniture Bank makes houses into homes for families in need By TAMAR...

Furniture Bank began in 1998 with the belief that a sense of pride, comfort, and security – in short, a sense of home – are critical ingredients for people to transition out of lives of...

In this guest blog post, Karen Saunders (on the left), RBC Employee and longstanding corporate volunteer, reflects on how volunteer days at Furniture Bank has brought her colleagues closer together, gave her life perspective and...

Sister Anne Schenck would be the first to admit that there was no firm business plan when she first introduced Furniture Bank to Torontonians new and old back in 1996. Inspired by her past experiences...

We believe that every piece of gently used furniture tells a story. Perhaps it’s a couch that hosted family movie nights or a dining table around which friends gathered for heartwarming meals. But what happens...

At the core of this question lies the fundamental principle that guides us: We are a social enterprise dedicated to maximizing our impact through smart business practices. Imagine, for a moment, the alternative. Without the...

Moving can be a daunting venture—it comes with an overload of stress and countless decisions to make along the way. But one thing you may not have considered is how your moving-related choices might impact...

We get asked a lot of questions about starting a furniture bank. Ending furniture poverty benefits those suffering from chronic homelessness and other poverty issues. And the need is there. In Canada, almost 13% of...

The time has come! So you really need that new dining table. And chairs. Six chairs this time, because your family is growing. Or maybe it’s the opposite – you’re looking to downsize and need...

A win-win solution for retailers and communities The Housing First approach has proven effective in addressing chronic homelessness, but providing empty housing units is only the first step. To truly empower individuals and families to...

In our continuous effort to not only transform homes but also lives and the environment, Furniture Bank embarked on a rigorous Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis for 2023. This analysis, adhering to the Social...

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals offers a well-defined global framework for addressing the most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges. By aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals, Furniture Bank is able to adopt a...

Are you looking to make the most out of an estate sale? Whether you are a family hoping to downsize, an executor tasked with liquidating assets, or a child responsible for clearing out the home...

If you’re thinking about holding your own estate sale, there are a few potential pitfalls to keep in mind. While it can be a great way to clear out your belongings and make some money,...

The internet has opened up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to selling furniture. No longer do you need to rely on local furniture stores or garage sales. Now, you can easily...

When we think of protecting the environment, most of us make small changes such as using reusable bags, reducing water consumption, or turning off lights when we leave a room. However, one area that is...

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