WHO WE ARE

Home Again. Two simple words. But establishing a home isn’t always simple. For those in transition from situations of abuse, homelessness, prison or war, for the un- and under-employed or for those with disabilities, the struggle to create a new life is on-going. Part of this struggle involves establishing a home. For those lacking the means or social connections to make that happen, Home Again Furniture Bank can assist.

Home Again Furniture Bank is a nonprofit organization that provides gently-used furniture and household items to individuals and families in need. We work through a referral system of local agencies to help end furniture poverty.

Central to Home Again is a cycle of giving and receiving that provides our most vulnerable citizens the means to create a home. Home Again provides furniture and household items with a focus on generating comfort and dignity to the recipients. Getting a good night’s sleep on a proper bed makes moving forward seem feasible. Having a sofa to relax on with family makes life more enjoyable. Being able to offer family and friends a chair to sit on or a table to gather around brings dignity. Home Again helps to build pride in homes and pride in our community.

Home Again is an eco-friendly organization. Not only does our program help individuals, but we also provide a positive ecological impact as we divert furniture and household items destined for local landfills.

What is a Furniture Bank?

Furniture banks are registered charities, not-for-profit organizations or social enterprises designed to provide gently-used household furnishings to individuals and families in need, at little or no cost.

The movement, which originated in the United States, is now firmly established and continuing to gain momentum in Canada. The basic model involves gently used furniture being donated by people who no longer use it, and transferred to those who are struggling financially to furnish their own homes.

Furniture banks provide some of the most vulnerable citizens the means to create a true home.

How Do We Help?

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FURNITURE DONORS

We provide a pick-up service for a small fee to those wishing to donate furniture and household items to Home Again. We accept and store donations from both individuals and businesses. For a complete list of acceptable donations, please see below.

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FURNITURE RECIPIENTS

We have partnered with local agencies and organizations who assess client needs and make referrals to Home Again.

VOLUNTEER

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The Areas We Serve

We serve the Northeast Avalon region in NL.

Furniture Donation FAQ

The best way to reach us is by email, at: info@homeagainfb.com  Please state your name, phone number, and a brief description of the items you have to offer. We will also need any special pick-up information (re: are there stairs? is there adequate parking?). We will reply as soon as possible. If we can accept your offer, you will be added to our list for a pick-up.
We try to arrange for pick-ups within a week. How soon we can pick-up your items depends on your location, what you are offering, and current demands on our volunteer movers.
At this time, our storage facility is not open to the public. Items cannot be dropped off to us. All pick-ups must be done by members of the Home Again team.
Yes. At present we only pick-up in the northeast Avalon.
Yes, there is a small charge for picking up your donated furniture. There are many costs involved in transporting goods; for this reason, Home Again charges a $25 pick-up fee. Payment must be made on day of pick-up. Cash or cheques can be made payable to: Home Again Furniture Bank Outreach Project.
No. We cannot issue a tax receipt for the furniture that you donate. We can, however, issue a charitable tax receipt for any financial donations over $20.
Our needs are subject to change; however the common list of required items includes:
  • Night tables and dressers
  • Beds (we do not accept: king size, hospital beds, or futons)
  • End tables and coffee tables
  • Sofas, loveseats, and armchairs
  • Dining tables and chairs

 

For a more extensive list of items that we accept, please see our list of Acceptable Furniture Donations.


Large appliances (stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, dryers), extra large or heavy items, soft furniture used by animals or smokers, torn or unclean soft furniture, clothing, books, baby items. We reserve the right to refuse any items that do not meet our quality standards. The pick-up team has the authority to make the final decision at the time of pick up.

Yes. We accept the following:
  • Lamps
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Pots and pans
  • Small appliances: flat screen TVs, microwaves, radios, alarm clocks
  • Bedding and linens

For a more extensive list of items that we accept, please see our list of Acceptable Furniture Donations.

Furniture must be clean and of a quality that we would take in our own homes. Dishes, linens and small items must be boxed or packed and identified as to contents. Bedding should be labeled as to the bed size (twin, double, or queen). Loose pieces of related items (e.g. nuts, bolts, screws of beds, tables with legs, TV’s with remotes) must be tied or taped together. Please have donations ready on the main floor if at all possible.
Yes. They must be in good condition, unstained, with accompanying box springs. We are unable to take king-sized mattresses, hospital beds, or futons without frames.
Items will be picked-up on Fridays during regular work hours. We make every effort to pick-up your donation as quickly as possible. The particular date and time depends on the number of items you donate, the area in which you live, and the demands on our volunteer movers. We will work with you to ensure the time is mutually convenient.

Acceptable Donations

All donations must be clean, in good repair, smoke- and pet hair-free. Smaller donations should be packaged and labelled.

For the safety of its volunteers, Home Again reserves the right to cancel furniture pick-ups and deliveries, as well as refuse pick-up of items that do not meet our standards of cleanliness or good repair.

Download a printable version of acceptable donation items

  • Night tables and dressers
  • Beds (do not accept: king, hospital beds or futons)
  • End tables and coffee tables
  • Sofas and loveseats
  • Chairs
  • Kitchen tables and chairs
  • Bookcases
  • Lamps
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Pots and pans
  • Bakeware
  • Small appliances:
    flat screen TVs, microwaves,
    radios, alarm clocks
  • Bedding and linens
  • Laundry baskets
  • Hangers (plastic or wooden)

For more information contact:

tel: (709) 325-4040
Email: info@homeagainfb.com

The People that make this happen

Brittany Rowsell

Brittany Rowsell

Coordinator   
Amy Tulk

Amy Tulk

Director of Operations  After more than 20 years combined experience in management position's, Amy’s communication and organizational skills are like no others. These skills are utilized in Amy’s work with Home Again, as a real estate agent and in her many volunteer activities. With beginnings in small town Newfoundland, Amy learned early-on the importance of community support and helping one’s neighbour. This has lead to her involvement with several service organizations and regular volunteer positions. Amy loves spending time with family, friends and her beloved golden retriever.  She also enjoys practicing yoga, hiking & running.
Maureen Lymburner

Maureen Lymburner

Director of Development With roots in rural Newfoundland, Maureen has worked everywhere from the Yukon to Botswana and inner-city Jamaica. Maureen has domestic and international experience in community development, training, and community-based research. Engaging the community to assess and respond to need has been a decades long passion. When not working with Home Again, Maureen enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, climbing and reading.  

DONORS

Donor - Home Again Furniture Bank - City of St. Johns   Donor - Home Again Furniture Bank - Genoa Designs

Donor - Home Again Furniture Bank - Canada Government Donor - Home Again Furniture Bank - VOCM Cares

Donor - Home Again Furniture Bank - United Way NL

Donor - Home Again Furniture Bank - East End Dental

supporters

Donor - Home Again Furniture Bank - Parish of the Ascension             Donor - Home Again Furniture Bank - Nalcor Energy          Donor - Home Again Furniture Bank - Dc Design House         Donor - Home Again Furniture Bank - Enactus Memorial

Donor - Home Again Furniture Bank - AMJ Campbell           Donor - Home Again Furniture Bank - NLClassifieds.com            Donor - Home Again Furniture Bank - Downhome Incorporated            Donor - Home Again Furniture Bank - Hutton Group

PARTNER AGENCIES & ORGANIZATIONS

Anyone wishing to receive furniture or household goods from Home Again Furniture Bank must be referred through one of our partners. Home Again does not provide direct client service.

Agencies and organizations that have partnered with Home Again include the following:

For more information please contact info@homeagainfb.com or (709) 325-4040

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We’ve made an Impact

 

Updated August 1, 2018
766 Homes
are now furnished.
724 Furniture Donors
have benefited from our pick up service.
130+ VOLUNTEERS
have helped us make a huge difference.
255 TONNES
of furniture diverted from local landfills.

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