Furniture makes a house a home Providing furniture, clothing, baby gear and other goods to our local needy
our project provides more than $1 million in value of free goods to
more than 36,000 needy people - most of whom are children. On any given night more than 100 kids locally are sleeping on the floor for lack of money to buy a bed. Backpacks, warm clothes for school and pots to cook healthy meals in are essential. By helping
the recently homeless thrive in that first year out on their own many are out of the system for good. Clients are all working with the system to gain independence. Referrals are done by local homeless shelters and other partner agencies.
Every $1 donated is leveraged into $4 in value of free goods to fill wishes
|Thanks to your donations more than 500 social workers can focus on providing
core services instead of putting out fires for needed basic things. We
help all ages, races and abilities. Every couch and lamp in a new home
means one less in the landfill. Our goods are a leg up that improves the
quality of life for our local needy. The goal is to help people stretch
their limited finances by providing large expensive items such as
furniture at no cost so families can work to escape homelessness for
good. Every day dozens of families are referred to us by 60+
local homeless shelters, elder services, early intervention programs and
The biggest need is always for beds. Obtaining housing to move out of a homeless shelter is wonderful but the next financial hurdle is to furnish it. We provide: furniture for bedroom, living room and kitchen furniture, rugs, dishes and all kitchen goods, appliances of all sizes, towels, TVs, beds and bedding.In the past year we helped more than 35,000 individuals to get furniture, baby gear, backpacks, clothing, appliances, computers, diapers and more. In this economy the need is increasing compared to previous years. We now assist more than 1,000 clients/month. A free couch means being able to afford food and medicine this month. Kitchen tables and dishes are necessary to prepare and eat healthy meals as a family.
Saving the environment by recycling goods back into their original use
Service projects including Backpack Attack, Blanket the Valley and the Magic of Christmas. Every child deserves a warm coat, clothing, a birthday cake and a gift from Santa.
Our dream: To own our own building. This would give us long term sustainability. We are looking for a donated building or land that is zoned industrial and in or close to Lowell.
Geographic Zone: Most agencies are located in the Greater Lowell and Lawrence area although we do help anywhere in the Merrimack Valley. More than 85% of the 30,000 clients we serve are women and children. Roughly 33% are spousal assault victims (women and the children). Other clients served include the elderly, street homeless, motel-homeless families, mentally challenged adults, autistic kids, foster care children, teens, single adults in shelter, children with AIDs, and new immigrants from more than 14 countries. What do people wish for? Most wishes are for furniture, home and baby goods. The needs change each week. To find out what is needed now, sign up for our weekly E-Newsletter (sign up is on the right column). The items requested are basic but volume of goods requested each week is staggering.