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Helping With Furniture

Ridhima Peravali
Volunteer Recruiting Team
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

Furnishing Homes; Changing Lives
Changer des vies un foyer à la fois.

Helping with Furniture (HWF) is a 100% volunteer-run, charitable organization that exists to provide hope, comfort, and stability to families and individuals who are starting over and to transform empty dwellings into homes. We accomplish this by delivering gently-used, donated furniture and household goods including, tools, books, toys, computers, and bicycles to displaced families and individuals so that they can begin new lives with dignity and comforts of home. All of this is accomplished with a modest budget of $95,000 a year.
Our clients are referred to us by over 130 social agencies and include refugees and newcomers, Indigenous peoples, and people displaced by situations of abuse, addiction, long-term homelessness, mental health issues, fire, and insect infestations. Each week we pick-up donated, gently used furniture and household items which are then brought to our warehouse, sorted according to client’s requirements and preferences, and then delivered to their homes. A follow-up visit ensures that clients have everything that they need and provides help to assemble and place the furniture, hang pictures, and demonstrate the use of the appliances and tools that we provide.

Volunteer Opportunities

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: Jun 23, 2021