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Helping with Furniture

Dawn Wood-Memic
Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator
Helping with Furniture
Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

We are all about New Beginnings.

Helping with Furniture (HWF) is a volunteer-run charitable organization providing gently used furniture and household items for those in the Ottawa area who are restarting their lives because of situations of hardship. Our goal is to help residents start a new life by providing both basic necessities and the comforts of a real home - at a time when those comforts are needed most.

Twice a week, a group of volunteers picks up gently used furniture and household items from private donors and delivers to those in need who lack the basics necessary to establish a home. We get referrals from more than 50 social agencies and organizations throughout Ottawa and work with them to assist their clients. Without this help, individuals and families go without a place to sit or eat, without dishes or a bed, some for many months at a time.

HWF is a registered charity, not affiliated with any religious or political group and the only organization in Ottawa that helps those in need to furnish their homes free of charge. For these reasons, we are the choice of referral agencies and, sadly, we always have a waiting list.


Volunteer Opportunities

Helping with Furniture (HWF) will be collaborating with the Chinatown Showboat Team to fund raise around the Ottawa Dragan Boat Festival 20-23 June. We are looking for a dynamic person to help plan and coordinate fundraising events. This person would also help promote the events and collect donations.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
Helping with Furniture (HWF) is looking to recruit paddlers for our mixed dragon boat team that will compete in the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 20-23 June. The time commitment is not huge – only 2 – 1hour practices in June and 1 full day for the races. No prior paddling experience is required – so come join an enthusiastic team that does great charity work in your community!
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
Helping with Furniture needs movers to help deliver furniture and household items to new members of our community as well as community member starting over. Movers help with the pick-up of donations, the sorting items at the warehouse and the delivery to families and individuals on Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings.
Location: 5350 Canotek Rd Unit 9, Gloucester, ON K1J 9C9
Deadline: Mar 8, 2019