Transformative impact: How Ontario Trillium grants are revolutionizing Furniture Bank’s mission
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by Sabrina Toti
2w ago
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 ..read more
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IKEA Canada and Furniture Bank Join Forces to Alleviate Furniture Poverty in the Greater Toronto Area
Furniture Bank
by Natalie Lau
2w ago
BURLINGTON, ON, June 18, 2024 /CNW/ – IKEA Canada is collaborating with Furniture Bank, a Toronto-based social enterprise, to address furniture poverty and reduce waste within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Furniture poverty refers to the lack of basic home furnishings such as beds, sofas, and tables, which can lead to physical, emotional, and financial consequences ..read more
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What is Toronto’s Best Corporate Volunteering Experiences? 
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by Natalie Lau
3w ago
In today’s fast-paced corporate world, finding meaningful ways to give back can be both challenging and rewarding. Corporate volunteering offers businesses a fantastic opportunity to engage employees, improve team dynamics, and positively impact the community. If you’re based in Toronto, you’re in luck—this city boasts some phenomenal corporate volunteering options. Here’s a round-up of some ..read more
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What is essential furniture?
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by Natalie Lau
1M ago
Introduction Welcome to our survey on essential furniture! While having a roof over one’s head is crucial, we believe that true comfort and stability come from having essential furnishings in a home. Your input is invaluable in helping us establish the baseline of what constitutes ‘essential furnishings ..read more
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Free options for donating your furniture and home goods in Toronto 2024
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by Natalie Lau
1M ago
Are you moving, downsizing, or just looking to refresh your home decor? If you have gently used furniture that you no longer need, donating it is a great way to give back to your community and help those in need. In this article, we’ll explore the various free options for donating your furniture in Toronto ..read more
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Why do we charge a pickup fee?
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by Karen Nussbaum
2M ago
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 modest pickup fee that we charge, our operational capacity would be significantly diminished. Relying solely on the funds procured from ..read more
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Embracing sustainability: An introduction to the circular economy
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by Furniture Bank
2M ago
Our current economy is heavily reliant on the extraction of raw materials followed by production, usage, and ultimately disposal. This results in a significant amount of waste and unsustainable depletion of natural resources. But what if we could change that? What if we could create an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design? What ..read more
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The 4 Things You Need to do When Starting a Furniture Bank (Plus 1 Bonus)
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by Dan Kershaw
2M ago
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 Canadians experience core housing needs. In the US, 13.4% of people live below the national poverty line – and in ..read more
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Buying new furniture? Here are the things to consider
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by Furniture Bank
2M ago
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 small sofa for your new home. Or maybe, just like myself, you’re looking for a decent desk that will ..read more
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Retailers for Good: How excess inventory can transform lives
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by Furniture Bank
3M ago
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 rebuild their lives, we need to embrace the concept of “Homing” – furnishing homes with essential items for a stable ..read more
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