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****Please note that we are currently in need of dressers / wardrobes, kitchen tables and chairs and coffee tables. Please read our program information below and contact our Moving Program to determine our needs and our next available dates. Thank you.*****
To make a donation of furniture please call 416-915-5671 ext 222 or email us at email@example.com
Red Door’s Moving Program has been in operation since December 2005. When a family is ready to leave the shelter we are able to move their personal belongings and to provide some of the furniture that they require by linking donated furniture with residents’ needs.
The operation of the Moving Program has meant that families are able to use more of their “start-up monies” for food, clothing and other necessities rather than on their move or buying furniture. With the Moving Program we are able to give our families a jump-start into their new homes and lives.
High priority items being accepted by the Moving Program are:
Currently, we are unable to accept mattresses, bed frames, sofas, arm chairs, large appliances and sofa beds. Furniture donations must be clean and in excellent condition to be accepted.
We rely entirely on community support to fund the operation of this important program which helps more than 150 families every year. Help us keep this program on the road! Help today!
To learn more about how the Bed Bug issue has affected our moving program and the reasons for not being able to accept these items, please read the following article.
First, Red Door Housing workers assist clients in finding accommodation. Then, our Outreach and Case workers assess clients’ furniture needs and pass that information along to our coordinator who arranges the pick up of donated furniture and the delivery to our clients. Finally, our driver is kept busy most evenings and weekends using the Red Door moving truck which was generously donated to us by the Canadian Tire Foundation for Families. Our driver picks up donated furniture and either delivers it directly to a client or stores it for a future move.