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The Wish Project

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Disaster Relief
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Immigrants & Refugees

Location

166 Middlesex StNorth Chelmsford, MA 01863 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Wish Project’s mission is to help families in need establish long-term residency by providing furniture, household goods, clothing, and shoes; to provide critical immediate assistance to homeless families. and victims of fire or disaster; and to support the community. We serve with a passionate team of staff, volunteers, community partners, and board of directors.

Description

Our goal is to provide our local people in need with basic furniture, home goods and baby goods, while helping the planet by recycling used goods. Only when people have their basic needs met can they move forward and out of the social services system. By providing basic goods to people in crisis, we help alleviate some stress in the short term while helping to end homelessness in the long term.

Once the basic needs are met, individuals and families can begin to work towards improving their lives and gaining independence. Our aim is to help individuals and families move toward re-establishing home life once housing has been secured. In doing this, our donors recycle their no-longer-needed furnishings, clothing and home goods back into use to people who desperately need them.

The Wish Project first brought on staff in 2007 and now currently employs 9 part time staff and a full time director. Each year an audit is conducted by an independent outside accounting firm. Our board meets monthly. Pre-Covid, it was our 3,000 volunteers who logged more than 7,000 volunteer hours a year that were the secret to our success - since March of 2020, we have been working with just our small staff and small group of 3 or 4 volunteers per day.

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