Planning to clear out your old furniture now that Ikea is about to open its doors in Halifax? One local nonprofit in Halifax is hoping you keep them in mind as we gear up for the biggest retail opening in recent memory.
Alice Housing provides women and children fleeing domestic abuse a chance to start over and they will gladly take any of your used furniture! They’re seeing Ikea’s opening and our rush to replace our old stuff with Swedish stuff as an advantage to collecting goods that could mean a fresh start for others.
The organization is constantly faced with the challenge of providing the basics to their clients trying to get their lives together again – and that includes furniture.
Executive director Heather Byrne says “people often want to help out but don’t know how,” and that giving to Alice Housing “feels more meaningful than putting it out on the curb.”
Specifically, the shelter is in need of items such as bed frames, dressers, crib sheets, curtains and curtain rods, lamps, shelving, end tables, wall art, cutlery, dishes, pots and pans.
Since the shelter started the Facebook campaign on Monday, Byrne said responses have come in from around the city and across the province, with the post shared more than 500 times, and according to Facebook analytics, the post has reached more than 45,000 people.
If this is something you are interested in supporting, please visit their Facebook page!