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Create Housewarming Baskets for Newly Housed People! - Virtual Opportunity

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ORGANIZATION: Friends of Boston's Homeless

Marsh Gift Basket

Just imagine if you didn’t have a safe place to call home.

You can help our extremely vulnerable neighbors move out of crowded shelters and unsafe outdoor spaces into safe, dignified housing and live hopeful, peaceful futures in our community. In fact, Friends of Boston's Homeless has been helping over 30 people each month move into a stable home of their own. They all need a little help getting set up in their new apartments.

The Housewarming Baskets you make help people who struggle on our streets and in crowded shelters feel that same happiness and sense of security as they move into their new place and get started in their new futures in our community by providing some of the essential items we all need when we move into a home of our own.

By assembling and donating Housewarming Baskets, you'll be an important part of welcoming people into their new homes where they'll finally find the stability and serenity we all need. This is a meaningful and fun opportunity you can do on your own or with friends and family, co-workers and colleagues.

It’s as simple as assembling new (not used) items like cleaning supplies, dish soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, a set of sheets or towels, in a basket to be given as a housewarming gift to someone about to move into a place of their own - many for the first time in their lives.

And please include a welcome note, they mean a lot to the people who receive them.

You can also make this a fun Zoom by getting together with your co-workers, colleagues, friends and/or family and each person makes their own basket. You can create as many baskets as you'd like!

You can drop off 24/7 at the Woods Mullen Women's Shelter, 794 Albany Street, right in the South End. You can also box them up and mail them, or place orders online, and have them sent to Attn: Dwayne Brown, Southampton Shelter, 112 Southampton Street, Boston, MA 02118.

Keep our community housing programs residents healthy, we continue working remotely and there is no place to leave packages if we aren't there. Thank you!

We expect to help at least 550 more people move beyond homelessness into homes of their own this year and they'll all need a little help getting started. The baskets you make will be a big part of this! No matter what you choose, your gifts will transform someone's new apartment into a warm, welcoming home.

To get started, just download this flyer and share with everyone you'd like to participate:

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About Friends of Boston's Homeless


12 Wise Street, Boston, MA 02130, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1987, Friends of Boston’s Homeless supports innovative, solutions-oriented programs with proven track records that help people move from the streets and shelters into safe, dignified housing and live peaceful, hopeful, fulfilling lives in our community. We focus on removing the final barriers of transition that often city and state programs, and the people they help, don’t have the means to cover. The final transition steps out of homelessness are often the most crucial, and we make them happen.


Like a Parent/Teachers Organization or a "Friends of the Public Library" group, Friends bridges the gap between public sector funding and the current needs of the homeless by providing a vehicle for individuals, businesses, foundations and charitable organizations to be a part of the solution to homelessness.

Please join us in our mission! Friends of Boston’s Homeless provides direct and impactful ways individuals, corporations, foundations, groups, and charitable organizations can be an important part of ending homelessness in Boston.


Crisis Support
Emergency & Safety
Homeless & Housing
Crisis Support, Emergency & Safety, Homeless & Housing


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At your work, school or even homeBoston, MA 02110




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