“Furniture Bank” redistributes unwanted home furnishings to those in need

Furniture-Bank

[image credit: Mississauga Furniture Bank]

Many low-income families cannot afford to furnish their homes

Across every city in the world, the middle and upper classes discard plenty of furniture every day. Meanwhile, those on a budget may struggle to furnish their home with basic necessities.

Solution: Nonprofit gathers unwanted furniture and places it with agency-designated families

In a Toronto suburb, an area nonprofit gathers unwanted furniture from local homes. Just call the designated phone number and a truck will arrive to pick up your extra things. These furnishings are stored until they are placed with families in need, referred to the furniture bank by community shelters, churches, and social welfare agencies.

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Dave Cannon is a Seattle-based entrepreneur and consultant to nonprofits and small businesses. He loves Thai food and takes terrible photographs. You can follow him on Linkedin.
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