Endy Mattress Donations with Furniture Bank (featuring Tanya Kim)

Endy Mattress Donations with Furniture Bank (featuring Tanya Kim)


Hey, everyone! I’m here outside of Furniture Bank. It’s an amazing charity that transfers gently used furniture to Canadians in need. As we all know, a furnished home can feel so much hope and happiness. Even something as simple as mattress can make it possible to get ahead at work or in school. And that is a luxury that many people right here in Toronto might not have. So, some of you might ask what happens when a customer takes Endy up on it’s 100 night trial period? Well, it doesn’t happen very often, but when it does many of those mattresses and right here at Furniture Bank and typically less than 24 hours, those mattresses end up in the homes of those in need. So what are we waiting for? Let’s check it out. So, welcome to the showroom. So this showroom is about 15,000 square feet. We see about 20 families a day. These 25, 20 families are getting all they need to actually go from an empty space called housing and go home with a home. We work with about 90 community agencies and shelters. They’re doing the hard work, they’re securing housing and the moment they get that housing they call us they get an appointment and families come in and build their homes. [Tanya] So in terms of building their homes, what are the most important rooms? Let me take you to the most important one, which is a place to sleep. Endy and Furniture Bank found each other back in 2014 and we had a natural fit. They want to make sure their mattresses, if they get returned, actually go and do some good in the community. And we always need good quality mattresses. Well, tell us about the importance of having a good night sleep and how that can actually change ones life. Absolutely, it’s the number one item that people need. We all need a good night sleep and we’re dealing with tens of thousands of families in the community that don’t have a good sleep. Everybody’s story is individual, but it all starts with being a good mother, father, student, worker. All comes with having a good nights sleep. That’s awesome, Dan. Up top! Thank you so much for your time.

One Comments

  • Andrew Sorlie

    September 17, 2018

    Great job guys. It's really powerful that you are making a great product that you believe in and also helping the community out in those rare situations where a return is made. Very cool.

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