Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell Partners with New Life Furniture Bank of MA
Dedham, MA ~ Stating there's no better time than now to help out others, Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell says his agency will continue its collections of household items for a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people establish a place they can call home.
The non-profit, New Life Furniture Bank of MA located in Walpole, opened its warehouse doors in November of 2013, donating household items to its clients such as furniture, linens, mattresses, dishes, pots and pans and more. "The agency serves a wide variety of people including those affected by disasters (such as fires and floods), as well as veterans and others who are trying to get back on their feet. They do a wonderful job of helping people make the transition from homelessness," noted Register O'Donnell.
In their nearly 5 years of operation, New Life Furniture Bank of MA has served more than 1,623 families and 167 veterans. Additionally, more than 100+ social agencies, churches and medical facilities have referred clients to the organization. New Life's primary mission is to collect, warehouse and distribute household goods to individuals and families in need at no charge. A qualified household can receive beds, dressers, nightstands, a couch or a loveseat, an upholstered chair, coffee/end tables, lamps, a kitchen table and chairs as well as household items (as available).
"We are truly excited to be involved," said Register O'Donnell, "but the Registry, due to space limitations, can only collect certain types of new and gently used household items (no furniture), but we would love to receive donations such as linens, sheets, comforters and blankets (no king size). Other items we are looking for include pots, pans, kitchen and cooking utensils (no dishes), silverware, towels and face cloths, (no beach towels)" noted O'Donnell.
Those interested in making a donation at the Norfolk Registry of Deeds in Dedham located at 649 High Street in Dedham can call Alicia Gardner at 781-461-6104 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Registry requests that if you are looking for a receipt, please bring a list of the items that you are donating.
Those interested in directly donating to New Life Furniture Bank of MA can go to their website and view a list of acceptable donation items at www.newlifefb.org. The warehouse is located at 102 Elm Street, Walpole MA. Donations can be dropped off on Saturdays between 9:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
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Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell
Partners with New Life Furniture Bank of MA
Register of Deeds Bill O'Donnell drops off household items that were donated by the residents of Norfolk County to New Life Furniture Bank of MA. Accepting the donations are volunteers (middle) Gayle Kendall and (right) Laura Stanton.