Today is Find's 11th anniversary!
Find is a non profit social enterprise that initially started as “The Furniture Bank” in partnership with Edmonton Emergency Relief Services (EERS) and Alberta Job Corps in 2009, when the Housing First program was first introduced and the development of the province’s and Edmonton’s plan to end homelessness identified access to affordable furniture as a key component in housing sustainability. We started collecting furniture donations to provide to Housing First participants.
Since then Find has continued to grow and change. We've seen more creative ways to use the furniture and home goods we get donated and help the community in difference ways including the Find Boutique on Jasper pop up and the Find Online store, both of which helped Find get more out of the good quality items that can't otherwise be used for Housing First and our partnership with Bissell Centre to get clothing to those who need it most. Every item helps individuals and families who are transitioning out of homelessness through Housing First create a warm, safe space to call Home.
We want to take a second to recognize the incredible amount of team work that goes into Find each day including that of our own staff members who make coming in and doing this work each day fun and exciting, to all of the amazing staff at Homeward Trust and the Housing First workers across all agencies that work so tirelessly to reach our goal of ending homelessness each day. We would also be remiss not to mention how much we appreciate the constant love and support we get from the community here in Edmonton and surrounding areas. We can't do what we do without each and every one of you and we appreciate your support so much!
Since we didn't get a change to really celebrate last year, we are hosting a little party on Saturday March 12 at the Find Retail + Donation Centre located at 5120 122 Street and would love for you all to drop by if you can.
We will be running the spin to win up to 50% off of your purchase wheel all day and any donation of a couch/love seat, dresser, kitchen table or tv stand will receive a 20% off coupon (cannot be combined with any other offer) for their next purchase at the Retail + Donation Centre!
Together, we WILL end homelessness!
Hope to see you there!