Entries by Audrey Trieschman

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 […]

We Met – and Exceeded! – Our Capital Campaign Matching Challenge Goal

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 Goods plans to improve the safety for the thousands of volunteers, donors, […]

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 […]

Household Goods Town Hall

During our first interactive Zoom Town Hall, Household Goods Executive Director, Sharon Martens, and President of the Board of Directors, Barbara Howland, provides an update on how Household Goods has adapted our operations during the COVID-19 crisis and our Build the Way Home project. We were honored to be joined by State Senator James Eldridge (D-Acton), […]

$250,000​ Earmark To Support the Build the Way Home Capital Campaign

State Senator James Eldridge (D-Acton), Representative Tami L. Gouveia (D-Acton) and Representative Danillo A. Sena (D-Acton) secured an earmark for $250,000 for Household Goods in the Covid-19 Supplemental Budget, signed by Governor Baker on July 24.  This funding brings the total raised to date for the $2 million Build the Way Home Capital Campaign to […]

June 17 is a Special Drop-Off Day for Volunteers Only

Our new “by appointment only” drop-off system has been filling as quickly as we open up slots, but we want to make sure YOU get a special chance to get your items to us. We have set aside Wednesday, June 17 from 9-11:30 AM for volunteers to bring their donations. We need to know how […]