A recent column on the furniture bank and its recycling of used furniture project has caused quite a lot of repercussions.
Star Reader Barbara McGibbon suggested another Furniture Bank worth mentioning.
It is run by the Scarborough health Community Center, \"a wonderful lot
Service agencies in areas with high demand.
\"If you live in Scarborough, the center offers a free furniture pick-up service.
Founded in its 1970 s, the organization offers a wealth of services: clinics, children and their families, youth and adult programs.
It provides crisis support for housing and addiction, provides transportation services, and operates a clothing bank, furniture bank and food bank to serve the GTA\'s largest population.
In the field of IT services, Kingston-
Galloway, just in the news recently.
Michelle West, community engagement manager-
The center always needs to donate furniture, especially beds, mattresses, bed racks and box springs, as well as children\'s beds, Martin said. (
However, there is no crib due to changes in safety standards. )
\"We move very fast on furniture, so we always need furniture,\" she said . \".
Of course, bed bugs are a concern and the staff will check the donations.
To be safe, west-
The agency tends not to take a lot of beds or other things from apartment buildings, Martin said.
If you live in the area that borders Victoria Park and Pickering
The Scarborough border, north of the lake to Sheppard Avenue.
And want to get rid of some gentle-
Used furniture, call 416-847-4142 or 416-847-4147. West-
Martin stressed that all donated clothes and furniture were provided free of charge to those in need.
For more information, please visit. schcontario. ca.
The Salvation Army also offers free furniture pickup, but it is not usually possible if you live in downtown Toronto due to heavy traffic, limited parking and lack of trucks.
\"It really comes down to truck resources and making sure that we can maximize the use of every dollar we spend on trucks to return charity,\" said Bill May, he is the property and facility manager of the Army\'s recycling operations in eastern Canada.
According to May, if you live in the Old City of Toronto and your donations are large enough, the army May make an exception.
If you live in areas such as Scarborough, etobiko, Mississauga, Makam, East York, North York, Woolbridge, Newmark and Richmond Hill, there is a good chance that you will
May requests that furniture donations be brought to the main entrance of your residence.
Also, for health and safety reasons, old mattresses, box springs and lanyard cannot be accepted in thrift storesout sofas.
A list of things that can be donated. thriftstore.
Ca or call 1-888-333-1229.
All proceeds from the Salvation Army thrift store \"are directly used to support many community projects in the Salvation Army, which is the largest non-
Government providers of social programs in Canada, \"May said.
The needs of youth shelters readers are always advising valuable charities that need to be donated.
Second base youth shelter, 702 Kennedy Road.
One of them is Scarborough.
It provides food, clothing and shelter for homeless young men and women aged between 16 and 21, and works with various programs to help them return to school or find a job.
Toronto\'s second-largest youth shelter and second-largest base attract many customers from Kingston and other regions
Galloway and Malvin
It offers 56 beds and 10 extra beds for the winter months.
\"We need everything,\" said Lily Gordon, a child and youth worker, when asked about donations . \".
Including sheets, towels, blankets;
Household items such as plates, cups, bowls, tableware, etc. , but there is no pot (they have lots)or glassware;
Toiletries, including shampoo and toothbrush; laundry soap;
Chairs in the restaurant-in programs;
Both men and women have new or gently used clothing, even underwear and socks. Yes, socks.
\"Especially with the winter coming, when some of them come in, they don\'t have socks,\" Gordon said . \".
Plus the work computer, the kids are down-
It can be used to write resumes and do homework in the program.
For clothing, please make sure the item is new or in good condition.
These are young people, and you know how sensitive they are to their clothes and looks.
\"We need to respect them and give them that respect,\" Gordon said . \".
You can send out your donations during business hours at 702 Kennedy Road.
But make a phone call first: 416-261-
2733. Learn more about the shelter, www. secondbase. ca.
Some feedback apartment resident Charles Mark sent an email saying he donated something hiddena-
The furniture bank has a good mattress.
\"They came when they said, pick it up and I bought this option for $65 or $85 --
I received a tax bill of $225.
He couldn\'t be happier.
As a member of the green committee for downtown Toronto apartments, he said he had listed a number of places, including furniture banks, where people could donate goods rather than discard them.
A resident recently called the Furniture Bank to donate a mattress, but was told that if the moving company thought it was unacceptable, she would still pay for the $65 pick-up. up charge.
But it was a mistake and Alban Joxhe, the business manager of Furniture Bank, assured me that there was no charge if the donation was refused.
The furniture bank will extend east to Oshawa/Whitby, west to Burlington, and north to the new market for large donations.
_ Moorhouse @ sympatico.