What we do and why we do it!
Niagara Furniture Bank collects gently used home furnishing in order to provide individuals and families in Niagara Region with the beds, tables, chairs and other furnishings that turn “shelters” into “homes”.
The members of your community that receive these items are referred by organizations like: Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Programs, Canadian Mental Health Association, Public Health, Family and Children’s Services, YWCA – Shelters and Transitional Housing, Hope Centre, Port Cares and Community Care St. Catharines.
Since becoming a charity January 1, 2008 Niagara Furniture Bank has been helping families and continues to grow within the Niagara Region. In 2009 when we got our first truck, we served 43 families and individuals. In 2012, we served 536 household in Niagara Region but still could not serve all the requests we received from our partner agencies.
Items We Do Not Collect
Please remember that we are looking for items in good repair as they will go right back into the community. We may be unable to take certain items if they are damaged or stained as we don’t have the capacity to clean or repair in our warehouse. Our drivers are trained to decide what items we are able to take.
When gathering items from your home to be collected by Niagara Furniture Bank, think back to what you needed for your first apartment: you wanted a toaster, not a waffle-maker… you needed a bookshelf, not an 8 foot entertainment unit.