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JRCC Furniture Bank

collecting donated furniture and organizing its avalability to those in need

Need: 

Many members of the Jewish community, new immigrants or those less fortunate can't afford to purchase proper needed furniture. Just imagine the impact on the children that will have a proper bed or dresser in their first apartment while their parents are looking for the first job.

Goals, Objectives & Measurement: 

That no member of our community should be left without the furniture he needs, and that members of the community should have a Jewish place where they could donated the furniture they don’t need. By this increasing their care and involvement in the community.
We could measure the success simply by the amount of people that will be helped by the project.

Opportunity for Involvement: 

The program needs experts that could strategize and how to over time make the project less depended on sponsors, (getting manufacturers to donated slightly damage products, getting a minimal fee for pickups or deliveries, charging minimal amount (like a second hand store), in kind donations). And setting it up like a proper business

Time Frame: 

the project has began, but needs help to get it to the next stage. If such help would come, we would expect the over 2012-2013 we could create the basis for a viable continuation.

Sponsor/Staff: 

the Jewish Russian Community centre of Ontario (JRCC) stands behind the project, and has headed the project to date.

Organizational Structure and Expertise: 

The JRCC has a Chesed department, that has several initiatives, including the JVS and JF&Cs working with our community members from our offices, Pesach food drove with the Jewish women's council, Jewish identity grants (like giving free mezuzot for those who cant afford, or tuition grants for a students in Israel) and has proven to deliver on its initiatives.

Criteria that Enhance Competitiveness: 

The JRCC look at this project as a innovative idea, that when implemented properly could be made sustainable (to some degree), and serve a very large segment of the community, and could then by duplicated to other communities around the world.