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Helping with Furniture wins Ottawa Social Impact Award (Community Initiative category)

The premise of Helping With Furniture, a registered charity, is brilliantly simple. They take donated and discarded furniture and other items, including tables, chairs, linens, lamps, mirrors, chests of drawers, and all manner of other items, and deliver them to the homes of refugees, new immigrants, and low-income families in the Ottawa area, who otherwise lack the money or ability to get such furnishings.

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Apt613 Live: Zumbathon!

This week on Apt613 Live, host Livia Belcea talks to the organizers of Zumbathon, which is raising money for Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation, which rescues Great Danes and other large dog breeds. As well, we talk about the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Mercury Lounge.

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