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 donation center in Walpole, MA, serving the MetroWest and Greater Boston area. Follow this link to visit their website to learn more and follow us on Facebook or Instagram.
Next UCC Group Volunteer date is September 21 Join other UCC Medfield members on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Sign up via the link below! There is always a need for volunteers working in the donation center 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!
New Life is currently serving 13 clients/week so Saturday volunteers are critical! Ages 14+ can volunteer in the donation center.
Contact Wendy Greaves (firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 617-909-6067) to learn how you can get involved
Check out the current list of donations most needed below
Truck Crew 8 am – 12 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 must be 25 years 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 with a job for everyone.
Donation Center 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 donation center.
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 1,700+ households in 5 years. Over 600 volunteers have performed 18,750 hours of service. 22,000 items of furniture have been distributed to families in need.
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:
Requested Items: bath and hand towels, twin and full sheets, pots and pans, and small kitchen counter-top appliances.
Donations can be dropped off in the baskets outside Fellowship Hall, or at New Life on Saturday from 9 am - 11:30 am, or visit their website to arrange for a pick up of large items