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.
OASIS CLOTHING BANK
Furniture, small appliances, bicycles, books, computers, exercise equipment, sporting goods, stereos, toys, tools can be picked-up free at your home. Call 416-751-0553. Clothing, shoes, linens can be dropped off at Oasis boxes around the city.
Donated items are either given to participants in Oasis’s addiction recovery program or sold to help fund recovery services.
WOODGREEN RED DOOR FAMILY SHELTER
Table and chair sets, sideboards, dressers, night tables, desks, shelving units, coffee and end tables. Furniture is given to clients moving out of shelters or abused women. There’s a pickup fee of $25 to $45 depending on location.
Telephone: 416-915-5671 ext. 222.
Gently used clothing and household items such as dishes, pots and pans may also be needed. Call 416-915-5671 ext. 234.
Drop off is at the head office, 21 Carlaw Ave. in Toronto.