Household Goods has raised $1.6 million for the Build the Way Home capital campaign and still needs to raise $400,000 to complete the project. In a year when the pandemic eliminated all in-person meeting, building tours, and events to raise funding, this accomplishment milestone is significant.
Household Goods is very grateful to the 350 donors who have contributed to the Campaign as well as organizations that include The Manton Foundation, Middlesex Savings Bank, Enterprise Bank, and The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
“Without the tremendous support we have received in a very challenging year, we would not have been able to complete the roadway changes that have been integral to providing services during the pandemic,” said Sharon Martens, Executive Director of Household Goods. “Additionally, completing the project will significantly improve the services that we provide to clients and donors by increasing the space we have to accept and process donated goods.”
As part of the project, Household Goods has already created a new road around the facility, added space for storage of donated goods, and increased parking for volunteers. The completion of a 4,000 sq ft building addition is expected by March of 2021.The additional external storage area has made it possible for us to create an outdoor drop off area with six large storage containers to quarantine donated goods. We have also begun interior building renovations to maximize the space we have inside the existing building.
Support for the Build the Way Home capital campaign will help us meet our current practical needs and create the infrastructure necessary to meet the evolving needs of our clients, donors, and volunteers well into the future.