Entries by Audrey Trieschman

Remembering Mark Sigman

We are sad to share news of the death of Marcel “Mark” Sigman, one of Household Goods’ very first full-time, all-in, trailblazing volunteers. Mark retired from a distinguished career at Digital Equipment Corp in 2001. While searching for something to do next, he happened to meet Barbara and Ira as they were picking up a sofa at […]

Kitchen Outfitters Hosts Drive for Urgently Needed Items

Kitchen Outfitters wants to help you show your community “Lots a Love” this month. They are collecting functional, good quality, new and used essential kitchen items such as pots and pans, baking dishes, mixing bowls and drinking glasses. (Sorry, no Jello molds, electrics or specialty items at this time due to space limitations.) Drop off is […]

The Household Goods Capital Campaign Moves Closer to the Final Goal

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 […]

Founders + Four Challenge Complete

We met – and exceeded – our Founders + 4 Matching Challenge. Barbara and Ira Smith and four dedicated volunteers set up an $85,000 Matching Challenge as part of the Build the Way Home Capital Campaign. This challenge raised $173,000 through donations from 260 donors and the matching funds. These donations will support the Household […]

The Answer is Clear: Trivia Night Was a Winner

78 people joined us for our 30-30-30 Trivia Night on September 26. 13 teams competed in the virtual game, answering questions about the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s. Players were also tested on their knowledge of Household Goods. After the final round, four teams were tied for first place, but a final question (what are the […]

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Residents from Concord’s Elm Park neighborhood recently came together to fill a truck with furniture and household items to donate to Household Goods. Alyce Nelson signed up for a donation slot and rented the truck. Pictured are just a few of the neighbors who participated by contributing their donated items. The truck was completely full when […]

Pivoting during the Pandemic

Household Goods helps those in need create a home. In the time of the pandemic, we have pivoted to an online showroom where we  continue to offer individuals and families choice of their furniture and household items that they then pick up with minimal contact with our volunteers. What hasn’t changed, though, is how our […]