Canada's Most Comprehensive Furniture Bank Directory
Find your local furniture poverty reuse organization.
Furniture banks are registered charities, not-for-profit organizations or social purpose organizations designed to provide gently used household furnishings to individuals and families in need, at little or no cost. If you are in need of furniture or have furniture you would like to donate, find a furniture bank near you in our directory.
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Furniture banks prevent tens of thousands of pounds of furniture from entering landfills each year. This furniture gets put back into its community where it can have a second chance at life. Generous furniture donors can rest easy knowing that their furniture is being used by a family in need who cannot afford furniture instead of rotting in a landfill where it is no use to anyone. Why pay money to have someone throw it in a landfill when you can hire their social enterprise or make a financial donation to cover the costs of transport? The choice is clear.
How furniture banks work
Not all furniture banks operate exactly the same, but all aim to ensure good furniture and housewares end up back into the community to support getting children off the floor, and families established in a furnished home.
Generous donors drop off, or arrange pick up of their gently used furniture. Furniture donors may be individuals, private organizations or public entities – basically any person or group in possession of gently used but unwanted furniture, housewares and more.
Families in need work with staff or volunteers to browse and choose their next home furnishings from available donated items. Furniture banks usually work with a range of social service and housing agencies to assess client needs – ensuring that donated furniture is transferred to the most vulnerable members of society.
You feel great for making a difference in a family’s life, helping the environment and giving your furniture a second chance.
This video shows the lifecycle of a kitchen table as an example of how furniture banks work.
Furniture Bank was founded in 1998 – serving a national vision of addressing poverty through reuse of furniture and other home goods.
Furniture Bank Canada is a national portal for all furniture poverty reuse organizations that aim to provide gently used or unwanted household furnishings to individuals and families in need, at little or no cost.
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Find a furniture bank using our map to start your journey in helping furniture bank’s mission in seeing all Canadians living in furnished homes. Find your furniture bank today.