New Life Furniture Bank of MA collects high-quality gently-used furniture and household essentials that are then made available at no cost to individuals and families in need. New Life was founded by UCC Medfield members Ron Yates and Doug Marshall in 2013 and is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with a warehouse in Walpole, MA, serving the MetroWest and Greater Boston area. Click this link to visit their website to learn more https://www.NewLifefb.org and follow on Facebook or Instagram.
Next UCC Group Volunteer date is October 20 - sign up on the New Life link
Pick one Saturday and sign up to help!
Great service opportunity close to home. Join other UCC Medfield members the 3rd Saturday of every month. Sign up for a trial run and see what opportunities suit you best. There is always a need for volunteers working in the warehouse or truck pickup and, if you like to work with tools, you can help build kitchen table and bureau kits developed by New Life volunteers! Fellowship is one of the nice benefits. Contact Wendy Greaves at 617-909-6067 if you want to know more about how to get involved.
Check out the current list of donations most needed below
Truck Crew 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Pick up furniture from people’s homes in New Life truck or volunteer pick-ups. Crew members need to be able to lift and carry heavy furniture and be at least 18 years old. Drivers 25 yrs old.
Donor Assistants 8:45 am - 11:30 am. Greet people who drop off items, inspect them, fill out paperwork, record items into inventory. Physical difficulty varies, something for everyone.
Warehouse Helpers 8:45 am - 11:30 am. Inspect and clean items (where necessary) and move them out onto the warehouse floor for clients to select. Physical difficulty varies, something for everyone. Bring the family. Helpers need to be 14 years old to help in the warehouse.
The New Life Furniture Bank is located nearby on the 4th floor of 102 Elm Street, Walpole, next to the train tracks where Route 27 intersects East Street.
New Life's Impact to date New Life has served 1,300 households in 4.25 years. Over 600 volunteers have performed 18,750 hours of service. 16,274 items of furniture have been distributed to families in need. The 2018 goal is to serve 580 households.
Clients Families coming out of homelessness, veterans, victims of fires or floods, or those escaping domestic abuse referred by clergy and social service agencies are some of the clients they serve.
Furniture and Household Item Donation New Life provides a meaningful option for area residents who are downsizing, renovating or disposing of a loved one’s property. Find out what New Life accepts: https://www.Newlifefb.org/donation-guidelines
September-October Requested Items: bath and hand towels, twin and full sheets, pots and pans and small kitchen counter-top appliances
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