Newcomer Connections

Newcomer Furniture Bank

Help Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) to settle in southwestern New Brunswick by donating to our Newcomer Furniture Bank and helping them create a new home.

Donate today by contacting our Volunteer Liaison,
Brian Boudreau | 506-343-2262 | b.boudreau@saintjohny.ca 

Every year, the YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick’s Newcomer Connections Department welcomes and supports Government Assisted Refugees (GAR) to settle in the southwestern New Brunswick region through the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP).

To support them in getting settled into their new lives, we support them in building their new homes in every possible way. Thereby, we have an ongoing need for furniture, kitchen supplies, curtains, and everything object required for a productive life. In addition to financial assistance and volunteering, you can donate these essentials to support our ongoing work.

Our Wishlist

Currently, we urgently need the following items to support our newcomer families.

  • Pots, pans
  • Flatware
  • Cutlery

We also appreciate these articles

  • Dining table and Chairs
  • Kitchenwares
  • Dinnerware
  • Microwave oven
  • Coffee maker and kettle
  • Toaster
  • Area rugs (clean)
  • End tables, coffee tables and dressers
  • Lamps
  • Mirrors
  • Dish soap and other cleaning supplies (broom, mop & bucket)
  • Clothes drying rack

Additionally, we are constantly in need of the following items

  • Couches, sofas or armchairs and furniture (excluding mattresses and box springs)
  • Cleaning supplies

Smoke-free and pet-free environment is preferred. We would appreciate it if you send a photo of the item you wish to donate.

If you’re interested in helping but cannot donate an item, we also accept gift cards

Contact Us

For more information or to donate, please contact our Volunteer Liaison,
Brian Boudreau | 506-343-2262 | b.boudreau@saintjohny.ca 

We thank you for your contribution.  

Community Partner

Special thanks to Bluebird Self Storage for providing us with the storage solutions in supporting our Newcomer Furniture Bank