Winter 2024

News & Updates

Photo Credit: Sheryl Kalis

Welcome Home Friends and Supporters:

Happy New Year! Thank you to our financial donors who helped Welcome Home start off the new year on great footing. With your help we met our fundraising goal. We could not do our work without your support. THANK YOU for each and every dollar donated!

Celebrating our 5th Anniversary as an independent nonprofit organization, we estimate that our work has impacted thousands and thousands of people in Eastern Massachusetts and beyond. We continue to grow and expand by taking in more items, serving clients much more quickly, and providing goods to more people each month. Thanks to our volunteers and donors for ensuring we have a constant stream of goods to share with others.


Julie Plaut Mahoney and Mindy Peckler, co-founders

and The Welcome Home Team

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We kindly ask that you forward this newsletter to colleagues, friends and family;

follow us on FaceBook, Instagram and LinkedIn @Welcomehomemass;

and spread the word about us to businesses and organizations.

The more items we receive, the more homes we can fill

with the most basic household necessities. Thank you.

In the news...

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Photo Credit: Julie Cohen

Fig City News published an article about Welcome Home celebrating our 5th anniversary providing home goods to people who need them as an independent nonprofit organization. Please share this article with friends and family who may be interested. Big thanks to Julie Cohen at Fig City News for her work writing about important events in and around Newton, MA, and highlighting us.

Read the article


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

West Newton, Arlington, Boston & Dedham Locations

Mention Welcome Home and 10% of your purchase will be donated to us.

Mark your calendars; you won't want to miss the opportunity to chow down on some incredible BBQ while supporting Welcome Home. Inspired by the classic roadside barbecue spots that dot the American South, Blue Ribbon offers the best of authentic Southern regional barbecue.

Hosting a team, family, or group event? Catering orders placed in January and February count if ordered NOW!

Just mention "Welcome Home" when placing your order (online and via phone).

Check out their menu and find the location near you here.

Please spread the word to friends, family and neighbors.


for items that are clean and in good condition

One of our biggest challenges is keeping our shelves full of the most basic essential items every household needs, like bedding, towels, tableware and cookware.

A great source of donations comes from Donation Drives. If you, your family, your school, your neighborhood, your business or your place of worship would like to coordinate a Donation Drive, please email us.

photo: Sheryl Kalis


Do you know a business that throws away

returns, clearance or discontinued home goods?

Why not find unwanted items a new home? Email us to make arrangements to donate these items to Welcome Home. We will gladly accept miscellaneous silverware, dishes, top sheets, bottom sheets, pillow cases, towels, glasses and more. (Please, no stained, torn, chipped or broken items.) We take these items and create a set for distribution.

Help us turn trash into treasures


Save the date...

Thursday, February 8, 2024

16 Lincoln Street

Newton Highlands, MA

Indulge in candy, chocolates and gifts for yourself or your loved ones at Indulge!

10% of all sales will be donated to Welcome Home. So spread the word and the love.

Shop gift baskets and online store here.


to the businesses and organizations

that have recently supported us!

Ambesonne, IKEA Stoughton, Mark's Moving and Storage, Hummingbird Books, Greentail Table,

See a list of all of our supporters here.

Welcome Home

Mailing address: P.O. Box 590351, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Street address: 1191 Washington Street (rear), West Newton, MA 02465


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