Local REALTORS® Plan Furniture Drive

Oct 28, 2010, 10:26 ET from Greater Boston Association of REALTORS

BOSTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Members of the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR), have teamed up with Olympia Moving and Storage to run a furniture drive benefitting the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. GBAR's Community Service Committee, chaired by Bill Gehan of Campion & Company on Newbury St., has worked with the Coalition since 2007.

The furniture drive, nicknamed "Furnish the Future," is a year-long event that helps families make the transition from homelessness to permanent housing. The donations received will go to the Furniture Bank located at the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless headquarters located in Lynn, MA. The furniture will then be distributed to the families making their transition. The Furniture Drive is being held during the week of November 8-12. Community members can contact Olympia Moving and Storage directly to schedule a truck pickup at the donor's home or other location. The deadline for pickup requests is Friday, November 5th. Additionally, those wishing to donate throughout the year can drop off furniture (in good condition) at the Olympia Moving and Storage warehouse located on 17 Bridge St. in Watertown, MA weekdays (M-F) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (24-hour notice required). Please send an email to  mahomeless@olympiamoving.com or contact Mark McEwen at 617-231-1204 to schedule an appointment. For a list of acceptable items, please visit our webpage at http://www.gbreb.com/gbar/ftf.htm.

SOURCE Greater Boston Association of REALTORS