About

Niagara Furniture Bank collects gently used housewares and furniture in order to provide individuals and families within the Niagara Region with beds, tables, chairs and other housewares.

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, Community Cares and other local referral partners.

Since becoming a Canadian Registered Charity on January 1, 2008, the 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 2019, our directors and trustees took great pride announcing we assisted 704 families and individuals with housewares needed to make a safe home environment. The Niagara Furniture Bank collected and repurposed almost 500,000 pounds of gently used furniture and housewares items. Items that would have otherwise ended up in our precious landfills. 2019 saw $668,000.00 in Official Canadian Charitable Tax Receipts (CTR's) created for the full fair market value (FMV's) of every item received from community donations.

2019

Tons Repurposed in the 10,000's

People who Donated

Individuals Assisted

Families Assisted

Executive Summary

Niagara Furniture Bank uses a social enterprise approach to improve clients’ housing quality and stability. Niagara Furniture Bank (NFB) collects gently used furniture from private homes and businesses for a fee, and then delivers the furnishings to individuals and families who can access housing but cannot afford to furnish their homes.

In 2019 the NFB was able to assist 704 families and individuals improve their housing quality. During the NFB processes we are able to repurpose over 450,000 pounds of housewares that would end up in landfills.

The organization is based on the notion that a “shelter” is not a “home” without furnishings. The NFB operates on minimal fees charged to donors for removal, referral agents for delivery and monetary donations from various organizations. This allows the business costs to be covered while delivering quality housewares to those financially unable to support themselves.

Providing Comfort and Security - Turning Shelters into Homes
Providing Purpose and Stability - Turning Shelters into Homes
Providing Safety and Smiles - Turning Shelters into Homes
Providing Hope and Joy

Vision

“A world where no one sleeps on the floor…”
A World Where No One Sleeps on the Floor - Niagara Furniture Bank

Mission

To bring smiles to people's faces and aid to those experiencing unfortunate circumstances - Mission -Niagara Furniture Bank

To offer joy, hope and aid to those who are experiencing unfortunate circumstances within our community. Putting smiles on people's faces by taking gently used household items and repurposing them for those who are in disadvantaged situations. We make a “shelter” a “home”…

Values

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Respect

Treat everyone with compassion and kindness
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Responsibility

A duty to our community to assist those in need to have a home not just a shelter
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Transparency

To allow our community to be confident in our practices and proud of our organization

Leadership

Spearhead programs in the community by delivering quality items, services and value
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Best Practices

Leading the community by committing to exceeding existing policies and lowering environmental impact

Integrity

Rooted in strong moral principles and honesty, above all

Empowerment

Encourage pride by creating a safe home to heal and grow.

Compassion

Because nobody deserves to sleep on the floor...

Niagara Furniture Bank

Showroom

Subsidized Furniture Showroom

Our subsidized showcase showroom is OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. If you would like to make an appointment please contact Taylor Jones through Facebook. Look for our green chair logo. CLICK HERE !!!If you, or someone you know is looking for a new to you mattress? Watch for our weekend shopping events that happen once per month. Thank you for your ongoing support.

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