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St. Joseph’s Foundation receives bed donation from Dufresne Furniture

Twenty new beds donated to St. Joseph's Foundation of Thunder Bay.
St.Joseph's Foundation Logo
St. Joseph's Foundation Logo


THUNDER BAY – Twenty (20) new beds have been donated to St. Joseph's Foundation of Thunder Bay by Dufresne Furniture. The new beds were funded by Dufresne Furniture’s ‘Play for a Purpose’ golf tournament.

The beds will provide renewed comfort for clients in the residential program at Sister Margaret Smith Centre and for clients living in mental health supportive housing. The residential program at Sister Margaret Smith Centre is an eight-week program that supports clients to make healthy and positive changes in their lives with a focus on mental health and addictions. The Mental Health Supportive Housing program helps clients with persistent and serious mental illness be successful living in a community setting while achieving their personal wellness goals.

Getting the proper amount of sleep is a part of a healthy lifestyle and having a comfortable bed will make a difference to our clients. “St. Joseph’s Foundation of Thunder Bay was happy to receive the new beds,” says Gail Brescia, Executive Director of St. Joseph’s Foundation. “We can all appreciate the benefit of a good night’s sleep, and we are grateful to Dufresne Furniture for making a difference for people in our community who are making positive change in their lives.”

Rob Coffey of Dufresne Furniture is happy to be providing the support, “On behalf of the Dufresne family we are thrilled to provide the beds to Sister Margaret Smith Centre and supportive housing in Thunder Bay. Dufresne Furniture started in northwestern Ontario and we are proud to be supporting the quality care St. Joseph’s Care Group is providing to our region”

Tracy Buckler, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Care Group, added: "We offer our sincere appreciation to Dufresne Furniture, who have again provided a warm and welcoming space for clients as they focus on their recovery journey. The work of St. Joseph’s Foundation is meaningful to clients of St. Joseph’s Care Group as they, through the generosity of organizations like Dufresne Furniture, are able to provide items for the comfort and care of our clients that would not otherwise be funded.”