Donate Furniture

New Furniture is coming and you don’t need the old? Call the Niagara Furniture Bank …furnishing Hope in Niagara.

Family_eating_Dinner_with_Hartzlers_Milk2Niagara Furniture Bank collects gently used home furnishings and redistributes it to families in need in the Niagara Region. They delivered to 502 homes throughout the Niagara Region in 2011 and still can’t keep up with demand.

Imagine how isolating it is for a child not to be able invite friends over to play because there is no furniture to sit on… or how hard it is for someone to get up in the morning and look for a job or go to school and study when they have slept on the floor. The furniture your kids don’t want could help a family or individual in need in Niagara Region.

CLICK HERE for a list of items we collect.

What you need to know about our Pick-up Program- We Receipt!

CALL

Let us know what you’d like to donate. 905-682-8371 or Click here to request a pickup

SCHEDULE

We’ll schedule a pickup date

PICK-UP

Our truck will come and collect your furnishings to go to a new family

RECEIPT

Receive your charitable tax receipt for the value of the goods you donated

We are very pleased to provide our pick-up service in Niagara Region. Often people find themselves with good home furnishings that they no longer require and no one they know needs the pieces that simply are too good to go in land fill!

CLICK HERE for a list of items we collect.

CHARITABLE RECEIPTING OFFSETS THE FEES

Niagara Furniture Bank can come to your door to pick up these items. There is a small fee to cover the cost of running the truck. Fees start at $35 when items are in the garage, on the porch or under a tarp on the driveway. Coming into your home to pick up items takes more time so indoor pick ups start at $50. Apartment building pick ups start at $65. We can do estate pick ups. Please call the office to discuss what you have and where, and we can give you a quote. 905-682-8371.

CHARITABLE RECEIPTING

The government allows us to receipt for goods donated at a “fair market value”. There are set rates. For example:
YOUR ITEM RECEIPTED VALUE
Couch $240
Dresser $95
Microwave oven $10

You will receive a charitable receipt for the goods you donate. CLICK HERE to see how much that receipt would be!

YOU WANT TO DROP OFF

Absolutely! Same charitable receipt without the pickup fee. Just call the office to arrange a time for a large item drop-off (our warehouse space is donated in a private warehouse so the public can’t walk in) 905-682-8371.

Have small items? Pots and pans, lamps, linens etc? Just walk in to our location at 53 Ontario Street St Catharines. We’re open Monday to Friday 9 am-1pm but you should call first just to make sure our warehouse staff is available to help you. Please check details of what we accept… basic kitchen items are great (like toasters… not crepe-makers) but no decorative items like candle sticks or knick-knacks etc.

FURNITURE CONDITION

We don’t have the facilities to clean or repair furniture but our trained drivers and volunteers know what is acceptable for us to take. They will politely let you know if they see an item is not in a condition that we can take it out to a new family. CLICK here for a list of what we don’t take.
We NEVER have enough SINGLE BEDS, DRESSERS, KITCHEN TALBES AND CHAIRS…. if you’re not sure yours are in good enough shape… let us have a look!!

If your furnishings are past their prime and ready for full retirement, please don’t be offended if we say so. We recommend Busy Bee Junk removal for fast, courteous service. Please follow this link to their online booking page. http://busybeejunk.com/index.php?p=Booking

APARTMENTS

If you are in an apartment building please speak to your Superintendent about the elevator use and let them know that our team is coming.

HOW CAN YOU MAKE IT EASIER FOR US:

• Take beds apart
• Box kitchenware
• Make sure the apartment Super knows we’re coming
• Label boxes of kitchenware or bags of linens
• Smile and give our hard working drivers and volunteers a pat on the back

TIMING

In peak periods, it takes about 2 weeks to schedule a pick up. Please give us as much notice as you can. The average time to book an appointment is 5 working days.

To schedule a pickup, please call 905-682-8371 or use our pick up request form.