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Building Futures with The Workshop Did you know that Furniture Bank’s Workshop is a game-changer in breaking the cycle of furniture poverty? It’s all about providing meaningful work, training, and opportunities to IBPOC individuals in...

How much do you charge for furniture pick-up? Most furniture and junk removal services have a pick-up fee and Furniture Bank is no different, but can be more affordable! To cover the costs of our...

As I embark upon my 10th year with Furniture Bank and commemorate our 25 years of commitment to the community, I’m thrilled to look back on our successes and inspired about what we will be able to...

How we created AI photos of poverty without harming those we seek to help Share this page to help us fight furniture poverty: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn https://fbankstaging.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/Child-sitting-on-floor-rendering.mp4A how-to guide for generating AI photos AI-generated art...

The reality behind closed doors Visualizing the stories of furniture poverty At Furniture Bank, we see what furniture poverty looks like every day—children sleeping on nests of clothes on the floor, families eating dinner off...

#AI For Good The picture isn’t real. The reality is. This is furniture poverty #AIForGood Avoiding “poverty porn” For more than 40 years, charities have relied on “hard-hitting” photos to shock donors into giving. “Poverty...

Creating Circular Economy The relationship between IKEA and Furniture Bank started with a meeting between Melissa Barbosa (IKEA) and charity partner Annalee Sawiak (Furniture Link) back in 2019. By 2020 Furniture Bank in Toronto had...

Mattresses are a highly sought-after item for community members accessing a furniture bank. It’s probably the most important and requested item. In too many cases, the supply of mattresses does not match the demand. Through...

One snowy Tuesday in December of 2021, we received 10 boxes of housewares, among other great and sturdy furniture from our wonderful donors. These 10 boxes of pots and pans, utensils and silverware were collected...

Charities often lack the financial resources to invest in technology. So, when Matthew House Ottawa: Furniture Bank saw a chance to leverage a Salesforce customization dedicated to furniture bank operations, it jumped at the opportunity....

It goes without saying that 2020/2021 took a huge toll on everyone’s mental health. And though some things have changed, it’s still pretty overwhelming. Considering that mental health is still not something that may be...

We recently had the pleasure of working once again with Lina Risi from Postcardhomes, J&D A Division of Royal Lepage R.E. Svss. Lina has been supporting Furniture Bank for almost a decade now, whether attending...

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