The JRCC Furniture Depot (FD) is a non-profit program through the JRCC that aims to give .
We accept donations of gently used furniture from the surrounding community. Our 13,000 square foot warehouse is located in the heart of Thornhill at 1416 Centre Street. Our inventory includes many furniture items which are essential for establishing new homes, including tables, chairs, desks, mattresses, and sofas.
Since 2014, the JRCC Furniture Depot has given just over 30,000 items of used furniture to families in need. Diverting these items from landfills means that our program is not only charitable, but an environmentally friendly way to give used furniture a second life.
Part of the initiative operates as a : the income from pickup fees paid by donors assists the Furniture Depot in creating financial sustainability, and allows the program to operate partially self-funded.
The JRCC Furniture Depot across York Region and Toronto. These agencies work with a variety of vulnerable populations across the GTA, such as new immigrants to Canada, people with chronic illness or disabilities, and people suffering from domestic violence.
Providing free furniture to these groups allows them with an opportunity to re-establish their lives with basic necessities. Those donating furniture can take pride in knowing that their gently used items are going to people who truly need it.
Since 2014, the JRCC Furniture Depot has served just under 14,000 clients and close to 4500 households. In 2020 alone, we received close to 4,000 donated furniture items and served over 400 families.
According to our evaluation data, , 70% are newcomers to Canada, 60% are families with young children, and 35% are transitioning to stable housing.
In 2020, or did not possess basic furniture items, prior to being referred to the FD.
The impact of our program is immense. Each month, the Furniture Depot performs client satisfaction surveys. Our results show that . We estimate that .
According to feedback from our clients, the furniture that we provide make them feel good, and they are likely to recommend the JRCC Furniture Depot to a friend.