Welcome Home strives to provide families experiencing hardship with basic household items they need to live with dignity.We are a local nonprofit organization in Newton, Massachusetts, that collects and redistributes like-new household items to hundreds of people in need each month with no fees, no forms and no requirements. Any items that we cannot use are repurposed or recycled appropriately, thus benefiting the environment. Welcome Home (Bienvenido a Casa), es una organización sin ﬁnes de lucro, que ayuda a familias que están pasando por momentos de diﬁcultad, para que puedan procurar artículos de casa que les ayuda vivir con dignidad. Basado en Newton, Massachusetts, Welcome Home colecta y redistribuye artículos de casa de segunda mano, gratis, sin necesidad de rellenar formularios, sin requisitos, y sin necesidad de presentar prueba de necesidad o ninguna documentación.
Welcome Home provides families experiencing hardship with basic household items they need to live with dignity.
Our History and Vision
Welcome Home was founded in 2016 when Julie Plaut Mahoney saw an opportunity to bridge the gap between older adults downsizing and purging usable home goods, and families in need. In 2019, the organization became a 501(c)(3). Staffed by volunteers, Welcome Home now accepts home goods from anyone wishing to donate and keep items out of landfills. These goods are cleaned, shelved, and made available to people struggling to meet their basic needs. We do not require documentation, referrals or fees.
Women make up the vast majority of the requests we receive, most of whom care for children, parents, spouses, siblings and neighbors. The goods one client receives therefore serve to benefit many, bolstering health, self- esteem and a sense of well-being.
It is our vision to see that everyone who contacts Welcome Home receives the essential kitchen, bath, bedding, and additional items they need to turn any house into their home.