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The Find Story

Find is a social enterprise with two goals: providing essential furnishings free of charge to individuals and families who are moving out of homelessness, and supplying low-cost, quality furniture and housewares for sale to the public.

The start-up cost for anyone moving into their first home is expensive, so imagine the challenges for someone moving out of homelessness. It can be a barrier for someone securing sustainable housing.

People in the Housing First program come to Find to pick out their own furniture at no cost. From kitchenware to living room sets, donations provided by you help people transform their house into their home.

Find is also a haven for urban treasure hunters!

Only high quality and gently-used furniture, housewares,
and decor are accepted. Whether you’re furnishing your
first home or looking for a unique do-it-yourself project,
you know the items you’ll get at find are clean, high quality
and unique.

Soft furniture, such as sofas, is professionally steam
cleaned and all furniture is inspected thoroughly before
being placed on the retail floor. This ensures that housing first participants and customers alike can shop worry-free.

Find’s history.

The expense of furnishing a home can be a barrier to safe, stable housing. FIND is a social enterprise that initially started out as the Furniture bank in 2009. It has since evolved into one of Edmonton’s best and most creative used furniture and accessory store that continues to provide hope to those we serve.

2009

Find is a 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 plans 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.

2010/11

In 2010, a retail location was secured and
Find was born. In 2011, Find opened its first location in a former grocery store in the Landsdowne neighborhood with a dedicated space for partners, Bissell Centre to accept clothing donations.

2012

Find is officially open to the public 4 days a week.

2013

Find adds delivery to their daily operations.

2016

Find celebrates its 5th anniversary.

2017

In 2017, Find opened its second location
- Find on Jasper Boutique.

2018

Find started Find Online, a new way thrift from the comfort of your own home 24 hours a day, 7 days week.

2018

Find furnished 1407 homes with community donations and helped over 2100 people move out of homelessness through Housing First.

2019

We have a newly renovated 22,000 square foot retail
space for people to shop, for Housing First
participants to select gently-used items for their
residences, and for thorough inspection of each
piece of donated furniture.

2019

Find furnished 1583 homes in 2019 with community donations and helped over 2500 people move out of homelessness through Housing First.

2020

Find Boutique on Jasper officially made the move to Find Online.

Thank you to our partners!

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