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A house without furniture is not a home.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we have paused our traditional corporate volunteering and employee engagement opportunities on site at Furniture Bank in Toronto.

But we still need you! Help your community respond to the COVID-19 crisis while working from home.

Support our corporate volunteering ‘Furniture Clear Out’ to focus on getting donated furniture and housewares into the charity safely for the families we serve.

How Corporate Volunteering Works:

  1. Fill the form below to plan your company’s event with Furniture Bank. (Group size 1 to 200 staff)
  2. Support your staff in a volunteer “Clear out for Furniture Bank” from home. Get your donations ready!
  3. Book a Distanced Pickup with Furniture Bank when ready to donate.
  4. Special flat rate cost to support the charity’s COVID Response Emergency Fund is paid by you as the corporate partner.
  5. On Pick Up day, we’ll share your team’s contribution to the community on social media.

Make the most of the opportunity: Ask us about ways to increase participation in this initiative with your team and communicate your company’s impact in our community.

AN AMAZING (AND SAFE) WAY TO VOLUNTEER AT ONE OF THE TOP CHARITIES IN TORONTO!

Frequently asked questions

We recently launched Canada’s first DISTANCED furniture donation removal service to respond to this crisis! We have provided a clear timeline covering the process of a single household donation here.

To coordinate all team volunteering events and pay for all staff and trucks involved we ask for $250 per employee volunteer. This provides critical funding for unbudgeted COVID Emergency Funding needed. These funds cover coordination of each team volunteering event with each staff member, transport to collect the donation and fund the processing work at Furniture Bank to get donations ultimately into a home. You can see all the steps following furniture donation pickup that your fee supports here.

YES! Our critical needs are furniture, housewares, and funding to accelerate operations. There are many ways companies have supported in the past (keeping physical distancing in mind):
  • Help promote Furniture Bank's Pickup Service through your own radio, TV, digital channels. 
  • In-kind donations of cleaning supplies 
  • Financial Donations 

While we’d love to accept all donations, our mission is to provide our clients with the essential items needed to create a home, such as chairs, tables, sofas, dressers, and housewares.
The full list of items that we can accept is found here

We take this very seriously. We have your staff, our staff, and the thousands of families in crisis to consider. A list of articles about our approach:
  1. Cleaning & Disinfecting
  2. Physical Distancing 
  3. Workplace Commitment 
  4. The Timeline of the Pickup  
All our regular updates are found in the Learning Centre. 

LET'S TALK

Decluttering from home to support our crisis response.

Let's talk about corporate volunteering opportunities during COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we have paused our traditional corporate volunteering and employee engagement opportunities on site at Furniture Bank Toronto.

At this time we need corporate volunteering support to focus on getting donated furniture and housewares into the charity safely for your staff, our staff, and the families we serve. 

This ‘Declutter From Home‘ volunteer event has worked well, and is a critical component to our emergency stabilization work as one of the leading charities in Toronto. Let’s talk about how this can be a great team volunteering event in these challenging times.

 

In a corporate volunteers own words!