Helping With Furniture

About Organization
Furnishing Homes; Changing Lives Changer des vies un foyer à la fois. Helping with Furniture (HWF) is a 100% volunteer-run, charitable organization that exists to provide hope, comfort, and stability to families and individuals who are starting over and to transform empty dwellings into homes. We accomplish this by delivering gently-used, donated furniture and household goods including, tools, books, toys, computers, and bicycles to displaced families and individuals so that they can begin new lives with dignity and comforts of home. All of this is accomplished with a modest budget of $95,000 a year. Our clients are referred to us by over 130 social agencies and include refugees and newcomers, Indigenous peoples, and people displaced by situations of abuse, addiction, long-term homelessness, mental health issues, fire, and insect infestations. Each week we pick-up donated, gently used furniture and household items which are then brought to our warehouse, sorted according to client’s requirements and preferences, and then delivered to their homes. A follow-up visit ensures that clients have everything that they need and provides help to assemble and place the furniture, hang pictures, and demonstrate the use of the appliances and tools that we provide.
Clientele Served:
Children (0-10 years) , Youth (11-15 years) , Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years), Seniors, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Disadvantaged, Homeless, People with disabilities or medical conditions, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Newcomers to Canada
, Men, Women
Community and Social Services, Poverty/Social Justice

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1455 Michael Street - Unit #3
, Ottawa
, ON
K1B 3R3
4 volunteer opportunities from this organization
Bilingual Donation Intake Coordinator - Helping With Furniture
Volunteer Types: Administration/Office, Others
Location: Virtual
Deadline: August 30, 2024
Warehouse Team - Mover
Volunteer Types: Others, Transportation of goods
Location: Ottawa - East
Deadline: August 31, 2024
Volunteer Types: Accounting and Finance, Board Leadership
Location: Virtual
Deadline: September 30, 2024
Client Selection Volunteer -Helping with Furniture
Volunteer Types: Counselling, Emergency Services
Location: Virtual
Deadline: January 1, 2025