[ ... ] Hands of Hope — which provides used furniture and household items to people in need — says it's facing a serious shortage of funds.
In a press release, the charity said it is looking for 850 donors to partner with, at $25 each per month, in order to continue.
The charity is also short 130 beds.
"We have 130 people on our waiting list who are in need of a bed, and we simply don't have them," said executive director John Van Leeuwen.
He said typically donations go down around the holidays, but he adds the demand for furniture is up.
In hopes of raising more awareness, Van Leeuwen issued a challenge to Winnipeggers to sleep on the floor for one night.
"If you're sleeping on the floor you're tired and you can't focus, and a lot of people are doing that right now on a daily basis," he said.
"So we're challenging people to give it a shot, try it for a night, and then get back to us and let us know how you felt."
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