I am a University Graduate and I am No Longer Afraid of the Dark thanks to all of you.
It has been just over nine years since I slept in a bed. And today I am No Longer Afraid of the Dark. It has been nine years on the road, on the streets, in and out of shelters, soup kitchens and warming centres.
At 23 I graduated from University, my life was just starting, and I had it all. That was until one fateful day, when my entire world came crashing down.
Nine years and it was only when I spoke with you and a lovely woman’s voice on the phone who said, “we are here to help you, we understand that somethings just happen.”
It was the first time a person spoke to me and I cried. I cried for days, and when you showed up with my furniture, I cried even more. I do not know how to say. . . I do not know who to say it to . . . and I do not know if . . . the word thank you will ever be enough.
How does one even get to say thank you?
The bed you provided to me is the most luxurious one I have ever known. Sleep is something I no longer fear or am afraid of. I will not go into where I have been sleeping except to say I now have a place to call my own.
It is so much better than the sleeping in the dirt. At a bus station on the washroom floor. Or under an overpass. You have provided me with the most beautiful items of furniture. Bed, Dresser, Nightstand, I mention these as you also provided me a great bed side lamp. You may find this strange, but I have never turned the light off after plugging it in. I used to be so afraid of the dark. I actually feel safe now knowing it is there and it is on. Words I never thought I would ever hear myself say, “I feel safe!”
To that amazing woman who took my call, to the kindest of gentleman who placed my items at the curb so my worker and I could move them all in, I will never forget any of you.
It is you who provided the light, so that I do not have to be afraid of the dark any longer.
Graduate & No Longer Afraid of the Dark
When you donate to us at the Niagara Furniture Bank, darkness turns to light, and fear turns to hope.
Helping us goes along way. Donate your gently used items of furniture. Continue to purchase from our Showroom, and please continue to support us with your financial contributions.
Cause without U, there is no US!