Most types of furniture, small appliances, televisions with screens 37 inches or less, bed frames and unstained mattresses. While items must be in decent condition, Furniture Bank does steam clean them. The organization’s pickup and delivery service is a social-purpose enterprise that employs people with limited job opportunities and helps fund the group’s services. The pickup fee varies, usually starting at about $70. Items can also be dropped off at Furniture Bank, 25 Connell Court in Etobicoke. For more information and to arrange a pickup in the GTA, call 416-934-1229.
Tax receipts are issued for furniture. The group works with Toronto’s Streets to Homes program as well as with 64 shelters and agencies serving abused women, refugee families, and at-risk youth. Visit furniturebank.org.