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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...

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...

Volunteering at Redwood

This is a guest post written by our new Volunteer Coordinator, Tanya Saari. We are thrilled to have Tanya come on board to help us get more organized and make the Redwood volunteering experience the best it can be! Hello! My name is Tanya Saari, and I’m the new...

Ms. Lucy Pino

This is a guest post by Sara Peddle, Executive Director of the David Busby Centre.  When Sean Richardson heard about the naming of Lucy’s Place, he sent Sara this photo that he had taken. It is believed to be one of the last photos of Lucy, taken in 2014. ​...