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The impact of furnishing your home

Our homes should be safe, secure spaces where we are able to relax and be ourselves. They should be warm and comfortable, furnished with the essential items we need to take care of ourselves and our families.

Sadly, many Canadians do not have access to a comfortable home. Women and children fleeing domestic violence, or newcomer refugees, for example, often do not have the economic resources they need to find and furnish their homes. They may feel like they have to stay in unstable situations because establishing a new home seems like an overwhelming task. This is where charities like the JRCC Furniture Depot come in.

By providing functional, quality furniture to those in need, the JRCC Furniture Depot allows people in less fortunate situations to create safe, comfortable spaces to call their own. In some cases, this may be the first time they are able to do so.

Being able to furnish a home provides both tangible and psychological benefits. It can validate the decision to seek help, confirming for those who need assistance that they have access to the resources they need to get out of dangerous situations. Establishing a new home is a huge achievement that helps people feel that they are on the right track, towards safety and independence. Donating to the Furniture Depot is a charitable and environmentally-friendly way to repurpose old furniture. If you are redecorating your home or even just upgrading some furnishings, consider those who are not in a position to do so and contact the JRCC Furniture Depot today.