From Crisis to Prevention – Dan Kershaw, Furniture Bank (Toronto)
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Furniture Banks helps turns affordable housing into affordable homes through the diversion of gently loved furniture from landfills.
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Today Furniture Bank is one of Toronto's largest social enterprises, impacting a range of social and environmental issues in their normal operation. Across Greater Toronto Furniture Bank has supported over 100,000 people to turn houses into homes. By providing people with necessary furnishings and household items, Furniture Bank has a profound impact on people’s healing, stability and dignity to move forward in their lives.
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For those thinking of bringing a furniture resource bank to their community, ask yourself what you are trying to accomplish. Are you trying to help a few families or are you trying to specifically address the problem of homelessness? If your goal is to help a few families, the financial considerations are straightforward: space to store the furniture, a truck to pick-up and deliver the furniture, and maintenance costs. A small operation can exist as a volunteer-run initiative. Click here to read more.