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Big thank you to IKEA Canada! Just before closing their Etobicoke store, we worked together to bring 21 customer returned mattresses to Furniture Bank for immediate reuse. These mattresses went to families so children do not...

The Star cover stories from former Furniture Bank clients. Read the article below or access The Star’s original post by clicking this link. Furniture Bank makes houses into homes for families in need By TAMAR...

Furniture Bank began in 1998 with the belief that a sense of pride, comfort, and security – in short, a sense of home – are critical ingredients for people to transition out of lives of...

In this guest blog post, Karen Saunders (on the left), RBC Employee and longstanding corporate volunteer, reflects on how volunteer days at Furniture Bank has brought her colleagues closer together, gave her life perspective and...

Sister Anne Schenck would be the first to admit that there was no firm business plan when she first introduced Furniture Bank to Torontonians new and old back in 1996. Inspired by her past experiences...

So what exactly happens to your old sofa after you donate it to Furniture Bank? Let’s just say it goes on the most action packed 48 hour ride of its life. In this post, we’ve...

In our continuous effort to not only transform homes but also lives and the environment, Furniture Bank embarked on a rigorous Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis for 2023. This analysis, adhering to the Social Value International...

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals offers a well-defined global framework for addressing the most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges. By aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals, Furniture Bank is able to adopt a...

Are you looking to make the most out of an estate sale? Whether you are a family hoping to downsize, an executor tasked with liquidating assets, or a child responsible for clearing out the home...

If you’re thinking about holding your own estate sale, there are a few potential pitfalls to keep in mind. While it can be a great way to clear out your belongings and make some money,...

The internet has opened up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to selling furniture. No longer do you need to rely on local furniture stores or garage sales. Now, you can easily...

When we think of protecting the environment, most of us make small changes such as using reusable bags, reducing water consumption, or turning off lights when we leave a room. However, one area that is...

What is excess inventory? Excess inventory refers to a surplus of goods or products that surpasses the current demand or anticipated sales, leading to an imbalance in supply and demand. Navigating the challenges of surplus...

Furniture Bank offers Canada’s most socially responsible furniture removal service. We match donated furniture and homewares to individuals and families seeking to create a new home while transitioning out of homelessness and other forms of...

In January of 2024, Furniture Bank opened its second location in Toronto’s east end at 7 Labatt Avenue. This was a monumental step in providing comfort to thousands of additional individuals in 2024. However, as...

On February 28th, Imagine Canada hosted an enlightening webinar aimed at unraveling the complexities of social finance. This exclusive session for members beckoned a closer look at how social finance can be leveraged to amplify...

As the Executive Director of Furniture Bank, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of a simple yet profound act—giving furniture to those in need. And this act is not just about furniture, it’s about offering...

In a world that is often marked by fast-paced business environments and bottom-line priorities, it is refreshing to see companies prioritize corporate social responsibility. IKEA Canada is once again taking the lead in giving back...

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