A corporation that gives much less lucky Calgarians with gently used furnishings is closing down after greater than 1 / 4 century in enterprise.
On Tuesday, the Calgary Inter-Religion Furnishings Society (CIFFS) introduced it could shut efficient Feb. 11.
On its web site, CIFFS mentioned the choice was due to the dying of its lease benefactor.
“For greater than 25 years, we now have been a spot the place all Calgarians can flip to when taking their first steps on the street to a brighter future,” mentioned Donna Evangelista, CIFFS’ board chair in a launch.
All the donations at the moment within the charity’s possession might be transferred to a different Calgary charity – the Girls In Want Society (WINS).
The organizations say the partnership, which is a results of an extended relationship between the 2 businesses, will guarantee these sources are stored “for the continued advantage of the neighborhood.”
“WINS is proud to acknowledge the unbelievable work the CIFFS has carried out for thus a few years. We are going to proceed to serve our collaborative missions of serving to Calgarians who’re dealing with poverty and adversity,” mentioned Karen Ramchuk, WINS CEO.
“We’re grateful to WINS for our years of collaboration and their dedication to proceed our good work in the neighborhood and supporting Calgarians in want,” Evangelista mentioned.
The CIFFS retailer, positioned at 635-Thirty fifth Ave. N.E., will keep open till Feb. 11. Its hours are 9 a.m. to five p.m., Tuesday via Saturday.
Till its remaining day, CIFFS might be operating a clearance sale on its current items.
Donations are now not being accepted, however the company says any Calgarians with gently used furnishings ought to donate them to WINS.
“Furnishings donations are solely accepted on the WINS Dover and MacLeod Plaza retailer or WINS Donation Centre areas,” WINS mentioned in a press release.
Donation particulars and areas can be found on-line.