A Home Goods Pantry
January 2022
news & updates
January 25
11am - 9pm
Enjoy Blue Ribbon Barbecue and support Welcome Home at the Dining For Dollars fundraiser event. Mention Welcome Home when placing your order and 20% of your purchase will be donated. Spread the word!

Blue Ribbon Barbecue
1375 Washington Street, West Newton, MA (617) 332-BLUE
Executive Director, Julie Plaut Mahoney, and Board Member and volunteer, Jordana Alford, work at a donation drop off.
Photo by: Sheryl Kalis
Needs This Month:
  • Full, Queen and King Blankets
  • Small Appliances
  • Dinnerware
Welcome Home volunteers stocking our shelves.
photo by: Sheryl Kalis
Welcome Home Friends and Supporters:

Welcome Home recently received a generous donation that recognizes the tremendous efforts of our volunteers and supporters over the last four years. Our appreciation goes out to this anonymous donor, and all of you, for supporting our work. Below, please find the heartwarming note that was included with the check.

"To the Leadership and Volunteers of Welcome Home:

Enclosed please find a donation to support the outstanding work of Welcome Home. Day by day your organization acts on behalf of newly arrived immigrant families and other persons in need, and this level of generosity with your time and effort is rare, indeed.

Many decades ago, my family and I came to America as immigrants, so I know the burdens of dislocation and relocation. Now I am pleased to have the chance, through you, to help other families arriving to our great land. Our country needs these people and always will. The work of everyone at Welcome Home to gather, sort, stack, organize and distribute the basic things to establish a safe and comfortable home for those who they may only barely know is remarkable, and irreplaceable.

Thank you, thank you, and thanks again.

I am very grateful for the opportunity to support your work."

Julie Plaut Mahoney, Ph.D.
and The Welcome Home Team
Welcome Home Joins Afghan Relief Effort
Welcome Home has joined the effort to help Afghans who have been recently displaced and relocated to Massachusetts. To date, we have provided six local organizations sponsoring Afghans with home goods to get them started. We continue to collect housewares specific to the Afghan lifestyle and look forward to getting these items into Afghan homes to create a welcoming environment.

Photo: Dorshei Tzedek member, Meryl Epstein, picks up home goods
for an Afghan family being sponsored by the congregation.
A Message From a Newton Food Pantry Volunteer to Welcome Home
"I just wanted to pass along a lovely compliment shared via one of my Newton Food Pantry home delivery clients . She absolutely LOVES being able to browse the table at City Hall when she comes for her groceries and is so grateful that the items are all so nice and in such good condition. She cooks and bakes a lot for her four children and 12 grandchildren and sends them home with food and treats often...and rarely gets her plates and pans back!

Thank you so much for making such an enormous effort each week to come to the food pantry and offer the home goods. It is greatly appreciated."
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Waltham Clothing Exchange

Donations accepted for Spring every Tuesday 10am-1pm from February 15 through May 17.
Located at the corner of Church Street and School Street (at rear left side of building) in First Parish in Waltham.

Items accepted: clothing (in season), purses and shoes, linens and housewares, books and videos, toys and games, small appliances, magazines, jewelry.

Visit here for more information. Or email here with questions.
to these businesses and organizations
that have recently supported us.