293

Families helped

Results from 2021/2022

5.9K

Items Delivered

366

Tonnes of furniture diverted from landfills

3.6K

Volunteer Hours Shared

What Is A Furniture Bank?

Many people have come to understand the value and importance of food banks across Canada and North America.  A Furniture Bank operates on a similar premise. Generous donors “deposit” gentled use furniture and household items, and people in need “withdraw” what they need to furnish their homes. 

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How do Furniture Banks Support Community?

Reuse organizations like Furniture Banks can create significant social opportunities including employment and volunteerism, skills training, and a supportive employment. Staff and volunteers, many who have been previous clients, gain work related skills while giving back to their communities.

Who Do We Help?

Women and children leaving shelters, people transitioning from homelessness, youth aging out of Care, newcomers and refugees.  Many of the people we serve come from housing situations which are at best temporary.  Many do not have access to funds to support furnishing an apartment and Social Assistance often barely covers first and last months rent.  Furniture Banks are an ethical and fair method to turn four walls into a home.

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We Deliver Bedbug Free!

All donations cycling through our warehouse are also heat treated, so we can certify your furniture and household items are bed bug free.

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Got Bedbugs?
Moving?

Through our  fee for service program, we offer bedbug treatments and/or moving services for those that wish to have their furniture or belongings treated that do not qualify via our not for profit furniture bank. We offer 3 levels of service to match your needs

 Please contact our office and we'll guide you through the process.

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Our Furniture Removal Service

Providing a service such as a furniture bank is a large and complex process. Like anything worthwhile it takes time, effort, and money. We can't do it alone! We need your help!

Please consider our furniture removal service. Every piece of furniture we pick up not only helps a family in need but also helps sustain our environment by contributing to reducing landfill waste.

The funds collected from the fees we charge for

our removal services go back into the organization to support our mission of ending furniture poverty.

These fees allow us to put our trucks on the road,

maintain our warehouse space, and provide gently used furniture to families in need. When you pay our competitive rates for our professional removal services, you are diverting furniture from the landfill and helping make a house a home.

You will even get a tax deductible receipt for the furniture we pick up!

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How Our
Service  Works

REQUEST YOUR PICK-UP AND MAKE PAYMENT OVER THE PHONE

Get an estimate once you fill out our booking form. To keep the process contact-free, we handle payment upfront. 100% of the funds go directly to our charity operations and you will receive a tax receipt for the value of your furniture items.

 

WE PICK UP YOUR FURNITURE

We provide email and text notices of our arrival times and you provide access to our team if needed. Our team is trained to follow proper distancing and safety protocols and will notify you when we’re done and departing.

 

YOUR FURNITURE GOES TO A FAMILY IN NEED

You make a huge difference for people in need. Basic needs including furniture, housewares, and other necessities of life help families move past simply ‘sheltering’ and towards building a successful home.

If you have your own transportation you can
drop off your items for no charge. To arrange
a drop off time please email 
Reception@oyatetipi.com 

For any questions regarding our furniture removal service please give us a call at 1 888 432 8449 Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 3 pm

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