Shortly after New Life started experimenting with an online model, Wayfair generously donated four truckloads of end tables, tables, lamps, and chairs to support our efforts. A few weeks later, Re-Stream in Waltham matched Wayfair with a substantial donation of couches and armchairs from Babson College. In addition, LPC Removal Service has been donating items acquired through their junk removal services.
Donations are quarantined for at least three days before handling, allowing any trace of COVID-19 to become undetectable. Large-scale donations allow us to keep operating when our traditional means of obtaining inventory aren’t feasible. As a result of the generosity of Wayfair, Re-Stream, Babson College, and LPC Removal Service, New Life has been able to serve over 30 individuals and families coming out of homelessness during a time when many furniture banks had to stop serving clients entirely.