Transformative impact: How Ontario Trillium grants are revolutionizing Furniture Bank’s mission

At Furniture Bank, we are excited to announce a significant milestone that will enhance our capacity to serve those experiencing furniture poverty across the GTA. With the incredible support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), we have received two life-changing grants totalling $249,900. These funds are pivotal in furthering our mission, and we extend our heartfelt thanks to OTF for their unwavering support and belief in our cause.

Scaling up our partnership with IKEA Canada

The first grant, amounting to $99,900, is dedicated to strengthening our partnership with IKEA Canada. This collaboration has enabled us to collect and distribute much-needed home furnishings from all six GTA IKEA stores. Over the past year, this initiative alone has allowed us to re-home 7,802 donated items and aid 6,627 individuals and their families as they transition out of crisis.

Expanding our reach and impact

The second grant, worth $150,000, has empowered us to purchase two new trucks, each with a 1,000-cubic foot capacity. These trucks are more than just vehicles; they are essential tools that will help us transport donated furniture efficiently for the next decade. With the ability to hold up to 35 mattresses, these trucks ensure that women and children leaving shelters, individuals emerging from homelessness, and many other vulnerable groups have the furniture they need to turn their living spaces into true homes.

These generous grants from OTF have revolutionized our operations, lending resilience and sustainability to our organization.

"This generous funding has provided the organization with resilience and sustainability so that we are able to provide furniture for our clients even when public donations are down."

Once again, we extend our deepest gratitude to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their substantial contribution to our mission. It’s through partnerships like these that we can continue to make a meaningful impact in our community, fostering healthier and more vibrant lives for all.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to make strides in eradicating furniture poverty, thanks to the invaluable support from OTF!

For more information about the Ontario Trillium Foundation and its incredible work in building strong communities, click here. 

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