One of the most common questions we hear at My Brother’s Keeper is “Where do you get your furniture?” Our furniture donations mostly come from residences — our regular pickup area includes 35 South Shore towns! —but My Brother’s Keeper is blessed with tremendous commercial and educational partners too.
Over the summer, Tufts University donated 550 twin mattresses and 300 dressers, all in excellent condition, as they refurnished dorms. Other educational partners include Stonehill College, Boston College and Providence College.
We recently received two other significant in-kind corporate donations. First, Keith Construction of Canton and Superior Plumbing in Dedham met one of our most urgent needs by donating 150 refrigerators from renovated apartment complexes in Beverly and Maynard.
The refrigerators are perfect for our use: they’re apartment-sized to easily navigate tight stairways and reliable and energy-efficient at just 6-8 years old.
Faxon Woods, a residential community in Quincy, is responsible for our second generous donation, high-quality kitchen and living room furniture from the property’s common areas: 7 couches, 25 upholstered chairs, 9 kitchen sets, 4 dressers plus coffee tables and end tables.
These large influxes of furniture are especially helpful because they allow us to quickly serve more families in need. With the help of commercial donations like these, My Brother’s Keeper has made a record 1,100 furniture deliveries over the last 12 months.
Our special thanks to Tufts University, Keith Construction, Superior Plumbing, Faxon Woods and countless other commercial and educational partners who support our work so generously!