An artist and active volunteer, Penny has been volunteering with Furniture Bank since 2015.

Having enjoyed a career in community health, Penny was well aware of the need for volunteers in the charitable sector.

In addition to volunteering weekly at the Furniture Bank as a Client Services Showroom Guide, Penny also volunteers with the Dorothy Ley Hospice and the MS Society of Canada.

“Every day at the Furniture Bank is memorable. The work Furniture Bank is doing is phenomenal. I get to see it in action at ground level and I know the impact we are making. Some experiences do stand out, such as the client who, after choosing all her furniture, spontaneously hugged me and said: “I never thought I could have such nice things!” That was touching and I was so happy we were able to give her that experience.”