March?!? How did that happen?
We've been busy bees here at Find working tirelessly to help folks move out of homelessness (with the help of the amazing Housing First Workers across the city) and into a HOME!
We are so proud to announce.thay in February, Find was able to furnish 108 homes for Housing First participants helping 214 people move out of homelessness.
We absolutely cannot accomplish these number without the support of our community. YOUR donations help us turn a space onto a warm, comfortable home.
Find furnishes approximately 40 units per week with essential furniture and home goods that come from community donations. The major items we struggle to keep in inventory are light couches, love seats, standing dressers, apartment sized kitchen tables and tv stands.
Why do we have size standards on furniture for Housing First? Our Housing First participants are houses in market housing and almost exclusively in apartments, so walk ups, hallways and doorways can be tricky to navigate with large prices. Think Ross and Rachel in Friends yelling "PIVOT"!
We also that you please consider Find for your furniture and homegood donations. We are located at 5120 122 Street and are open daily from 10am-6pm. Donations can be dropped of at the tent in the parking lot any day during business hours. If you need a pick up, please call the team at 780 988 1717. Please note that wait times vary due to capacity. For more info on what we can and cannot accept, visit our website at www.findedmonton.com.
Let's end chronic homelessness together, Edmonton!
Models: Andrew, Housing First Furniture Bank Manager & Jasper, Retail Associate
Chair artwork: Andrew