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 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 2019 we assisted 704 families and individuals with housewares needed to make a safe home. We also repurposed almost 500,000 pounds of housewares that would have otherwise ended up in our landfills.

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.

Vision

“A world where no one sleeps on the floor…”

Mission

To aid those who are experiencing unfortunate circumstances within our community. 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

Retail Store

Retail Store Hours

Tuesday's 11:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday's 11:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday's 11:00am to 2:00pm

Upcoming Events

  1. Warehouse Sale Fundraiser

    December 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. January Drop Off Donation Event

    January 23, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Niagara Furniture Bank – My name is Austin

Niagara Furniture Bank – My name is Austin

Good morning everyone! I would like to take the time today to introduce myself. My name is Austin and I have been given the pleasure of working here at the Niagara Furniture Bank this summer before returning to school in the fall. The Niagara Furniture Bank collects...

Delivery Truck Stolen

At first, workers at the Niagara Furniture Bank weren’t concerned when they noticed the organization’s van wasn’t parked in its usual spot – in the gravel parking lot off Ontario Street. The furniture bank’s executive director Nancy Sutton said the warehouse manager...

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