Furniture Program

Furniture

At the church building
1120 West 5th St.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fridays
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
CLOSED WEDNESDAYS

No appointment is necessary. Service is first-come, first-served.Unfortunately, we cannot respond by email because the available items change on a daily basis.

Please bring ID and proof of income (such as your stub from Ontario Works or ODSP) or a referral slip from a referring agency.

You will need to make your own arrangements to transport your chosen items to your home; although, occasionally we can refer you to someone who might be able to help you for a small fee.

Funding for this project is provided in part by The Martin Fund of the Hamilton Community Foundation.

35 Comments

    • Michelle cooke

      Hello i am on XXXX I’m looking for a bed I don’t attend your chrch my auntie does I really need a bed

      • Thank you for your enquiry.

        You relationship to our church is of no importance to us. We try our best to help anyone who has a need.

        I’m not really sure of the status of what beds are available. They are the hottest item. They come fast and they go fast. So it’s best that you come and visit us and see if anything is available. If we don’t have anything, our volunteers can get you signed up with Sleep Country to get a good used bed.

    • Beds are the most difficult thing for us to keep in stock. What is and is not available changes on a daily basis. It’s best that you come to the church to see if we have something. If not, our volunteers can help you get signed up to get a good quality used bed from Sleep Country. We have the form you need to fill out to get on the list. When Sleep Country has something available, they will make an appointment to come to their warehouse to pick up your bed.

  1. Kee

    How does the furniture program work? Is it free of cost? We are looking for a bed, mattress, table and etc.

    Is there a number I can call to speak to someone directly? What are your hours of operation at the Church? Please advise, thanks.

    • Thank you for you enquiry. Unfortunately, we don’t have anyone to answer the phone right now. We give away furniture to people who are in need who cannot afford to purchase on their own. When you come, you should have some kind of proof of income (e.g. stub from OW/ODSP, pay stub, income tax notice of assessment, etc.). Sometimes the volunteers may ask for it, to ensure that those we are helping are truly in need. All items are used items; however, we don’t accept donations of items in disrepair or really bad smells. What you get will be in decent condition. We give the items away for free.

      However, we do not have a delivery service. You will have to make your own arrangements to transport the items you select. We can sometimes hold your items until the end of the week to give you an opportunity to make arrangements, if necessary. The volunteers sometimes have names and phone numbers of people you can call to make a delivery for you; however, these people are not part of our church program, so you would have to call them and make the arrangements yourself. They usually charge something to cover cost of gas, maintenance, insurance on their vehicle.

      Beds are in the highest demand and we often don’t have any available. However, we have a connection with Sleep Country and the volunteers can help you get signed up to get a free used bed from Sleep Country when one becomes available. Again, you would have to make your own arrangements to collect your bed from Sleep Country.

      What is available changes on a daily basis so it is difficult to help anyone over the phone or internet. We give away items on a first-come, first-served basis. You would need to come and choose from what is available. Volunteers are generally at the church mornings and early afternoons Monday to Thursdays and Fridays before noon. No appointment is necessary.

    • Terry

      Hello there I have a 50″ Panasonic tv tube style in good condition and it works great if u want it for free lmk u have to pic it up though with a truck

      • Thanks for thinking of us!

        Unfortunately, you’ll have to find a different place to get rid of that TV. Those large TVs don’t get taken. Most of the people we help live in small apartments, many of them are third floor attic apartments in houses and don’t have the room for anything that large.

    • The people we help are recent immigrants, low income families, and women leaving women’s shelters. Most of these people are rebuilding their lives and setting up their new home and have nothing. Others are trying to recover from having lost everything due to apartment floods, cockroaches, bed bugs. Basic furniture is always in need: beds, dressers, lamps, couches, tables, chairs.

      Then they need other items like dishes, towels, bed linens, and clothes.

  2. Theresa Linger

    I have two recliners in a rose colour that I would like to donate but I have no way of getting them to you. Is there someone who could pick them up?

    • Thank you for thinking of us. Unfortunately, we don’t have anyone who can do pick-ups. However, we do make it easy for you, if you can find someone to bring them to us. Furniture can be left at any time of the day or night, weekdays or weekends, even when there is no volunteer at the church. You can leave your furniture donations on the covered porch in front of the glass doors of the church at anytime that is convenient for you/the person bringing them. Volunteers regularly come by to make sure donations get inside. Just please don’t leave them out in the rain. Wet furniture smells and we can’t give smelly stuff away.

  3. Heather Z

    I have a futon with mattress I am looking to donate to someone in need. From a smoke-free and pet-free home. Is that something you would accept? Thank you.

  4. Tammy

    I am looking for a double bed mattress, I have never done this before , wondering how this works and what the presses is.

    Thank you

    • Thank you for your enquiry.

      Our furniture program is for anyone who needs furniture but can’t afford to buy it in the store. You can come and visit us Monday to Thursday or Friday before noon, and see what is available. Things change so much on a daily basis and we work on a first-come basis. So I can’t really guarantee you anything. Unfortunately, beds are always the highest in demand. However, we have a connection with Sleep Country and if we don’t have any beds available, our volunteer can help you fill out an application. When Sleep Country has something for you, they will make an appointment for you. The Sleep Country beds are not new but they are in good condition and come out of good homes. Whether you get the bed from us or Sleep Country, you will have to transport the bed yourself.

  5. Kim

    Hi I read that items change I lost alot of items when I moved due to bugs issues and slum landlord. I live in North end can I still come to your church. I read beds are hard to keep can you please let me know if you have any beds right now? As well as dressers, microwave shelving and tables please and thank you?

    • Thanks for your enquiry.

      The furniture volunteers do not have access to respond to your comment, and they are busy throughout the day. When I was at church on Saturday assisting with income tax preparation, someone asked about a dresser. I checked for her and we didn’t have a dresser on Saturday. On Sunday when I was there for church, I noticed we had got some donations overnight. There was a kitchen table and quite a few couches. Not sure about the bed situation.

      It’s possible that other donations have come in Sunday night and Monday, which I am not aware of (it happens all the time), but it is also possible that people who came today may have already taken things. We don’t do waiting lists or reserve items over phone or internet. We tried doing that when we first started and it became to difficult to manage. That’s why we encourage people to come and see what we have.

      The other reason to come visit us, is that if we don’t have any beds available, the volunteer can help you get signed up to get a free bed from Sleep Country. These are used beds, but they are beds that are in good condition coming out of good homes. Our volunteers have the forms you need to fill out and sign and we will send to Sleep Country. Sleep Country will call you to come and pick up a bed when they have what you need.

  6. Robyn

    Hello, I have two used baby crib mattresses. One is a good quality material/cloth covered, no rips or tears, no smells or bugs. The 2nd is the plastic covered, has some tears/rips which have been duct taped over in some spots and have always had a mattress cover on it for when used with baby/toddler. Both are from a home that does have a dog, but otherwise in decent, clean (no smells, bugs, etc) reusable condition. Are these something you could pass on?

    • Thank you for your enquiry.

      For the mattress with no rips, absolutely that would be usable. We often get cribs with no mattresses. The one that does have rips, even though it has duct tape on it, might not necessarily go.

      You are welcome to bring the one (or both) by whenever it is convenient for you. If there is no volunteer here when you come, just leave it on the porch in front of the glass doors of the church at 1120 West 5 Street.

      Thank you

    • Thank you for your enquiry.

      We do not provide moving services. From time to time, there are people who give us their name and phone number for the purpose of helping people to move their furniture. You would have to contact those people directly to see what, if anything, they would charge. I don’t have any names or phone numbers, you would need to come to the church mornings or early afternoons Monday to Friday and ask the volunteer to see if they currently have anyone who would help.

  7. Bipasha

    hi, can i come for furniture tomorrow (30th June, 2017)? I was wondering if you are working tomorrow since its a long weekend (Canada Day).
    Thanks

    • Thank you for your enquiry.

      I’m sorry to say that the volunteers have not advised me whether they will be there on Friday June 30. They usually put a sign on the door a few days before they close and I haven’t seen a sign, so I would assume they will be there, but I cannot guarantee it. If they are there, they will only be there in the morning as the afternoon they clean up for our Sunday church service.

    • Thank you for your enquiry.

      With all the furniture constantly coming and going, it is impossible to keep up by email as to what is available. The best thing is for you to come and see if there is anything available. Volunteers are usually at the church Monday to Friday, morning and early afternoons. I can say that appliances don’t come our way very often, so we may not have a washer or dryer.

    • Thank you for your enquiry.

      With the volume of requests for various pieces of furniture, it is impossible for us to manage a wait list. With the volume of furniture coming in and out all the time, it is impossible to keep track by email what is available and not available.

      The best thing for you to do is to come and visit us from time to time to see if something is available. If it is, you can take it away with you.

      If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to email back or you can all Pastor Jon at 905-536-7457.

    • Thank you for your enquiry.

      Beds are accepted. They must be in useable condition: no rips, tears, broken, and no smells (including tobacco and pets).

      Volunteers are generally at the church mornings and early afternoons, Monday to Friday. However, even if you cannot drop it off during that time, you can always leave it on the covered porch in front of the glass doors of the church at a time that is convenient for you. Someone regularly checks for donations and will bring it inside. If rain is expected, please do not leave it on the porch. If it gets wet, it will smell and not be useable.

      Thank you

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