GBAR has again teamed up with Olympia Moving and Storage to run a furniture drive benefitting the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. This year's drive takes place from November 13-15. GBAR's Community Service Committee, chaired by Mary Crane of Century 21 Commonwealth in Needham, has worked with the Coalition since 2007 to put on this charitable project.
The furniture drive, nicknamed "Furnish the Future", is a multi-day event that helps families make the transition from homelessness to permanent housing. The donations received will go to the Furniture Bank located at the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless headquarters in Lynn. Families who are moving into permanent housing can visit the warehouse to select items to furnish their home. REALTORS® and community members can contact Olympia Moving and Storage directly to schedule a truck pickup at the donors home or other location. The deadline for pickup requests is Friday, November 9th. Additionally, items can be dropped off at the Olympia Moving and Storage warehouse located on 17 Bridge St. in Watertown, MA. (24 hour notice required). Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Mark McEwen at 617-231-1204 to schedule an appointment. For a list of acceptable items and additional information, please visit our website at www.gbar.org/furnishthefuture.
2012 GBAR President