Efforts to Combat Homelessness

For many Americans, a home is a given – it’s a safe place to sleep at night and where memories for generations are created. But, for thousands of families in Massachusetts, a home is out of reach. According to Massachusetts Coalition for the Homelessness (http://mahomeless.org/about-us/basic-facts), “As of June 17, 2016, there were 3,811 families with children and pregnant women in Massachusetts’ Emergency Assistance (EA) shelter program. 485 of these families with children were being sheltered in motels. This number does not count those families who are doubled up, living in unsafe conditions, or sleeping in their cars.” In an effort to combat this growing challenge, Greater Boston Real Estate and Gentle Giant Moving Company have collaborated via its annual furniture drive to assist families transition from homelessness to permanent housing.

How to make a Contribution

Interested in making a donation? To participate, please follow these two easy steps –

  1. Identify any gently used furniture or smaller items that you wish to donate.
  2. Call Gentle Giant Moving Company at 800-442-6863 to schedule a pickup time by the deadline of October 28, 2016. If you prefer, you can also drop off items at specified locations in Somerville and Lynn.

For further details about this drive including drop off locations or a list of acceptable items, please visit www.gbar.org/furnishthefuture or call 781-595-7571.

In an effort to bring greater awareness to this worthy cause, the team at Cosmopolitan Real Estate at Keller Williams Realty, Eastern Middlesex would like to ask our clients, friends, families and followers to share and tweet this article. Remember the deadline for donations is Friday, October 28th.

Cosmopolitan Real Estate Team at Keller Williams Realty Eastern Middlesex