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Textiles & Housewares Drive #1

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

HELPSY is the largest clothing collection recycling company on the East Coast. In 2021, they helped to divert over 30 million tons of waste. Welcome Homeis a Newton non-profit that strives to provide families experiencing hardship with basic household items they need to live with dignity. They collect and redistribute like-new household items to dozens of people in need each month with no fees, no forms, and no requirements. Any items they cannot use are repurposed or recycled, thus benefiting the enivronment. Please see the end of this listing for information on what items we’re collecting this month! We need: 6 volunteers for one Saturday a month on the dates shown below to help unload bagged clothing/textiles and/or household products from cars and into the HELPSY truck. 1 volunteer at 1:00-2:00pm on the Monday following a collection to drive Welcome Home donations to the pantry (a medium-large car will be needed). Collection Dates: April 30 – May 21 – June 25 – July 30 – August 27 – September 17. There are two shifts: 8am – 10am and 10am – noon so you can help AND get done what you need to get done. Help out at one, some, or all – whatever works for you! The drives will be held at the Scandinavian Living Center, 206 Newton Street in West Newton. This is also a fundraising opportunity for us! HELPSY pays the Rotary for each pound of clothing collected.  Want to help out?  Click HERE to email Alie Mahar! Here’s what we’re collecting THIS month: HOME GOODS DRIVE TO BENEFIT WELCOME HOME      Welcome Home provides families experiencing hardship with the basic household items they need to live with dignity.  Please join us by donating clean, new or like-new items (free of stains, scratches, chips, or rust) to help those in need. We are collecting SMALL APPLIANCES – Items must be clean, new, or like-new and in good working order: Blenders (traditional or hand-held) Coffee Makers (no espresso or Keurig-style coffee makers) Electric Kettles Toasters / Toaster Ovens Hand mixer Microwaves Instant Pots / Pressure Cookers Slow Cookers Rice Cookers Vacuum Cleaners (emptied or with a fresh bag; please include any attachments) Learn more about Welcome Home!  Visit WelcomeHomemass.org to learn more about Welcome Home, shop for Welcome Home online, or donate other like-new household items. Welcome Home • P.O. Box 590351 • Newton, MA 02459 • welcomehomemass@gmail.com


April 30
8:00 am - 12:00 pm