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Sophia’s Story

Sophia’s Story  Written By Jennifer van Gennip “I’ve got nowhere else to go.” For years, Sophia has been working 2 jobs to keep up with the bills. But after the holidays, she started getting fewer shifts at the store and ended up short on rent one month,...

NIMBY to Neighbour

It’s almost YIMBY Week 2021! To prepare, we are sharing some additional resources that will help you champion YIMBYism within your own network. First, Your Why First, it’s important to know your why. Our “official” why is “because...

Cool news about…bed bugs?!

Our Furniture Bank will be launching a new option for bed bug remediation in Barrie and Simcoe County in 2021, and social housing organizations could not be more excited. Thanks to a $131,100 grant provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Redwood Park Communities...

Anna’s Story

​When I started the non-profit After the Curb I never thought that one day I would be working as the Managing Director of Barrie’s first Furniture Bank. In fact, I didn’t even know what a “Furniture Bank” was. I had also never heard of...

More Furniture Bank Excitement

​There are so many exciting things happening with the Furniture Bank these days that it warrants a whole blog post!But first, a thank you. Two big funding approvals this year have allowed for this growth to meet the need in our community: a 3-year Poverty...