Redwood Story Bank

Texas’s Story

Editor's Note As part of our commitment to working in solidarity with our unhoused neighbours to change the narrative on homelessness, we are inviting people to share their own stories in their own words as guests on our blog. I was tempted to edit out some of Texas's...

Sophia’s Story

Sofia's Story“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, then another. She found herself having to...

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 Redwood Park Communities. I just...

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. ​...

Tell us your story!

We’re collecting stories from our donors, volunteers, current and past residents, Second Suites landlords, and Furniture Bank clients, and we want to hear from you!

Did you have a great experience volunteering?
Why do you give to Redwood?
How has Redwood helped you and/or your family?

Share your story, and we’ll use it to inspire others. Click the button to go to the Google form we are using to collect stories. You can upload photos and videos, too!