According to Homeward Trust's By Names List, 2,612 people were identified as experiencing homelessness in Edmonton in July 2021. Every person deserves a safe, comfortable home. Housing is a human right!
How can you help end homelessness in Edmonton?
Donate any unused or unwanted, good condition furniture you have to Find.
How your donations help?
Find furnishes homes for Housing First participants free of charge with donations from our community. Each donation is inspected for pests (by our staff as well as through our partnership with Orkin where Ken and his trusty dog Dash come by regularly to make sure operations are safe for everyone), professionally cleaned (soft furniture items are steam cleaned), chosen with the participant's needs in mind and delivered to the participant with care.
With a great amount of community support, Find was able to furnish 1703 homes in 2020 and we are on course for meeting those numbers in 2021, but we need your help!
To best support individuals and families moving out of homelessness through the Housing First program in Edmonton we need your donations of:
apartment sized kitchen tables
Find is having a donation drive from Tuesday August 17 (National Thrift Store Day)-Sunday August 22 at our Retail + Donation Centre located at 5120 122 Street. Donation hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-8pm and 10am-5pm on the weekend.
All donations of light couches, love seats, apartment sized kitchen tables, tv stands and dressers that can be used for Housing First from Aug 17-22 will be eligible to be entered into a draw for a 2 night stay in a standard queen room at the Canalta Lodge in Banff (employees are exempt from this promotion, stay must be booked before Oct 31,2021, no black out dates, subject to availability.)! Winner will be drawn on August 23 and contacted directly.
To schedule a pick up, please use our online pick up form or call our team at 780 988 1717. Please note there are a very limited number of pick up spots (16 as of today) available for the week of Aug 17-22.
For a full list of what we accept, please click here.
In conjunction with our annual donation drive, Find will be celebrating National Thrift Store Day with a spin to win up to 50% off your purchase. One day only! Tuesday August 17th.
That's right! No matter your purchase, you have the chance to spin the wheel for a discount!
Mark your calendars! Tell your friends!
Every donation makes it home.