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 stated the choice was due to the loss of life of its lease benefactor.
“For greater than 25 years, we have now been a spot the place all Calgarians can flip to when taking their first steps on the highway to a brighter future,” stated Donna Evangelista, CIFFS’ board chair in a launch.
The entire donations at present within the charity’s possession shall 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 assets are stored “for the continued advantage of the group.”
“WINS is proud to acknowledge the unbelievable work the CIFFS has finished for therefore a few years. We are going to proceed to serve our collaborative missions of serving to Calgarians who’re dealing with poverty and adversity,” stated Karen Ramchuk, WINS CEO.
“We’re grateful to WINS for our years of collaboration and their dedication to proceed our good work locally and supporting Calgarians in want,” Evangelista stated.
The CIFFS retailer, situated 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 ultimate day, CIFFS shall be working a clearance sale on its current items.
Donations are 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 places,” WINS stated in an announcement.
Donation particulars and places can be found on-line.