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Depositphotos_5599832_lThe Niagara Furniture Bank collects gently used home furnishing and redistributes them to families and individuals in need in the Niagara Region. We work with referring agencies from across Niagara who work directly with those in need.

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Why we do what we do:

Shelter is the first step. But often every resource is drained just paying first and last month’s rent and utility deposits. It is very difficult to get up in the morning and look for work or go to school if you have been sleeping on the floor. Poverty is very isolating, but with a couch, coffee table and lamp in the living room, children will invite their friends over to play. With a kitchen table and chairs a friend can be invited for a meal. A parent can cook a meal at home instead of going for fast food if there are pots and pans, dishes and utensils.

We turn shelters into homes because no one deserves to sleep on the floor.

In 2014 Niagara Furniture Bank:

  • Delivered to 595 families and individuals in Niagara Region
  • Collected donations from 375 private homes
  • Worked with our hotel partners to collect equivalent of over 200 hotel rooms worth of furnishings

Diverted approximately 140 metric tonnes from landfill

Average wait times for families looking to have a delivery is one week.

With more beds and dressers, wait times would decrease and numbers served would increase.

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.

Items we don’t collect:

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[item]Televisions[/item] [item]King size beds[/item] [item]Computers[/item] [item]Major appliances[/item]

[item]Office furniture[/item]

[item]Cribs[/item]

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[item]Clothing[/item] [item]Toys[/item] [item]Decorative Items[/item] [item]Curtains[/item] [item]Large Entertainment Centres[/item] [/list]

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Our Offices are Temporary Closed

For immediate Release – June 7, 2022

Dear Community, Staff, Partners, Donors and Friends,

Niagara Furniture Bank has been an integral part of the community since 2008, we have seen our fair share of ups and downs and have always persevered. The goal of this organization has always been to serve those in need as no one ever deserves to sleep on the floor. Due to the Pandemic, unforeseen circumstances and financial hardship the Niagara Furniture Bank has had to make the hard decision to temporarily close as of May 13, 2022. This decision did not come lightly and we weighed all options prior to closure. Efforts are ongoing to explore the feasibility to continue supporting our community.

We ask for patience, understanding and empathy during this time.

Sincerely,
Niagara Furniture Bank