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Andrew Monro

Impact HUB Ottawa Correspondent

Andrew is a freelance business writer and copy editor in Ottawa, and Apt613's correspondent to Impact Hub Ottawa, writing about the many enterprises and organizations that call the Hub home. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the side-effects of anti-malarial medications and has strong opinions about English grammar, the best place in Ottawa to get a coffee, and the use of a garlic press.

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.