About My Furniture Bank
At My Furniture Bank (MFB) we help people have what they need to create happy, healthy homes.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO END FURNITURE POVERTY!
Furniture poverty is real and pervasive in our community. However, it is often hidden behind closed doors. With the support of the community and our donors, MFB is working hard to end furniture poverty in Peel and Halton.
We believe that furniture is a basic need. It helps to create a sense of security and safety; a comfortable home is an integral part of our identity, dignity, and well-being.
Since 2010 MFB has helped over 10,000 individuals and families turn their ‘place to live’ into a home. Our clients are extraordinary survivors who have experienced incredible challenges in their lives – poverty, abuse, addiction, disability, abandonment, civil war and more – and need this support to finally establish home and normalcy for themselves, their children, and their families.
SUSTAINABLE LIVING FOR ALL.
‘Sustainable Living for All’ is our Vision. And when we talk about sustainability, we mean for people and the planet.
It is important to us that in addition to supporting families in our community we’re also making an impact on an even broader scale. Decreasing waste and using what we already have is crucial for the health of our planet. By repurposing otherwise discarded furniture, we are diverting tons of waste from the landfill. In fact, MFB has diverted over 20,000 kilos of furniture from the landfill!
If you’d like to support the work we’re doing for people and the planet, you can make a financial donation, donate your furniture, or volunteer. We’d love to have you join us.
Check out our video below to learn how easy it is to donate your furniture to My Furniture Bank!
Board of Directors
My Furniture Bank is fortunate to have the services of a dedicated group of volunteers who provide leadership and strategic direction to the organization.
Moiz works as a Senior Financial Analyst for a home inspection franchise company. He has prior experience in business development, accounting and finance, both in north America and middle east. He has completed his MBA from Brock university and prior to that his bachelor’s in finance degree in Switzerland. He is passionate about the Japanese Philosophy of “Kaizen” or continuous improvement and uses it in all aspects of his life. Outside of work, Moiz works in making a difference in people’s lives and regularly participates in charity/fundraising events.
Mirela Marceta is a community builder, an advocate for change and a trailblazer. She has worked alongside small businesses, non-profits and social enterprises for the last eight years using her expertise in Human Resources Management, Fundraising Event Planning, Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Mirela has created programs to battle basic needs insecurity for people experiencing homelessness, and those experiencing the effects of the Affordable Housing Crisis across Southern Ontario. She is actively working towards her Volunteer Management Certification because she is inspired to connect people together to re-build their communities.
Sharmila Rasalingam holds a Bachelor of Honours degree in Business Administration from Brock University. She is a CPA CMA designate. She has spent 13 years working as a government auditor and 4 years as coordinator in varying capacities from SAP Implementation to Marketing and Advertising. She has a love for volunteering which started at a young age. She has worked with organizations like the Red Cross, MS Society, Canadian Cancer Society, and Junior Achievements. Her most notable role was that of Team Leader Social Media Marketing for the Salvation Army’s Walk for Hope Campaign that was held in May 2021. She is working towards achieving sustainable living for all of society.
Olusola holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Accounting and MBA with focus in Finance. He has spent over 30 years working in the oil & gas industry with ExxonMobil undertaking many roles spanning accounting, controls, finance and business development not to mention 3+ years of public service. Olusola lives in Oakville, with his wife and four children.
Nina graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. Hons. in Crime and Deviance, Sociology and Psychology. Nina is a litigation law clerk with a law firm working in both Burlington and Oakville. Nina is committed to community volunteerism and has volunteered in various capacities over the years. She is currently in the last year of her six year term with Armagh.
Acting Executive Director