Worth a Second Look

Worth a Second Look Furniture & Housewares is a retail outlet whose goal is to provide the community with low-cost used furniture and assorted houseware items while keeping reusable goods out of landfills and creating opportunities for employment.

What We Hope To Achieve

Worth a Second Look will provide the community with a number of services designed to help individuals establish for themselves a place they can call home by:

  • offering a wide range of used furniture and houseware items at very low prices
  • providing pick-up and delivery services to increase access to used furniture and housewares
  • incorporating a fix-it facility to clean, test, repair, and refurbish usable goods
  • assembling packages consisting of beds, blankets, tables etc. for families and individuals looking to establish a home, but having few resources
  • creating opportunities for skill development and community involvement
  • decreasing the amount of furniture and housewares that end up in landfills
  • integrating with and utilizing Job Café labour

Worth a Second Look Renovation Photos

How to Reach Us

For more information about Worth a Second Look, contact Seth:
Phone: 519-569-7566
E-mail: sethr@theworkingcentre.org

Where and When We Are


97 Victoria Street North


Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Related Articles

Volunteering: Worth a Second Look
Wed, Jul 25 2012

Worth a Second Look Furniture and Housewares
Thu, Jul 19 2012

Good Work News, September 2004

Furniture and Houseware Recycling in Kitchener-Waterloo is about to get a new look. Over the past year a number of projects have combined their energy to come up with a new venture that will serve the community in new ways.


CTV Kitchener has named Worth A Second Look as its 'Local Hero' for the week of August 21, 2013.
The short video includes interviews with volunteers, staff, and shoppers, as well as footage of the store at 97 Victoria Street North.
A short commercial plays before the clip.