I bet we all have furniture lying around the house that we do not want or need anymore. However, we often just keep those unneeded items somewhere hidden in the garage or basement as we don’t have time to sell or deal with them. What if I told you there is a way to get rid of your furniture that requires limited effort and time, all while supporting your local community. Donating your used furniture to a charitable organization can have more benefits than you can imagine. After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Personal benefits of donations
When you choose to give to a charity, you are not only helping those around you, but you are also rewarding yourself. Helping others makes you feel good, accomplished, and fulfilled, which in turn makes your life better. Life is like a chain reaction, if you do something kind for others, that gesture will ultimately return back to you. Furthermore, getting rid of large furniture can be a very time-consuming and physically demanding task. Fortunately, when donating to a charity, they have workers who will come to your house and deal with moving the furniture themselves.
Business benefits of donations
Many charities, including JRCC Furniture Depot, are listed with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Why is that relevant, you may ask? These organizations receive a registration number, giving them the authority to provide donors with an official donation receipt. That receipt can result in a notable tax credit, which can significantly benefit you when you do your income tax and benefit return.
Environmental benefits of donations
We have all heard the phrase “reuse, reduce, recycle”. Why shouldn’t that also apply to furniture? If you want to make a difference in the environment and preserve wildlife, donating furniture is the solution for you. By giving your furniture to a charity, you help decrease the number of items in the landfills, and you reduce the number of resources required to build new furniture.
Community benefits of donations
Above everything else, when you donate your used furniture to a charity, you are helping transform the lives of lower-income families. In 2021, the JRCC Furniture Depot has provided 2900 pieces of furniture to families in need. Moreover, 94% of total clients did not have basic furniture prior to receiving furniture from the JRCC FD. All of the work we do is not possible without our donors, and it is only because of people like you that we are able to continue to improve the lives of those in need.
If you want to play a positive role in the community and help clear your house of some unnecessary furniture, contact us at 416-222-7105 x500 and we will help you.