The Home Project is a special program operating through United Neighbors of Fall River.

“The Home Project provides low-income families transitioning from homelessness with recycled household goods, small furniture, and small appliances necessary to live with comfort and dignity.”

There are many needs that must be filled to call that house a home. Think about when you moved into a place for the first time. You needed everything. We’re talking pots and pans, dishes and glassware, sheets and blankets, and so much more. The Home Project provides assistance to those in need by operating a “store” of household items to fill that gap for free. Whether it’s a family transitioning from homelessness to housing, a victim of a natural disaster, someone starting fresh after incarceration, or a soul in need, The Home Project is there to help.

In addition to helping those in need get on their feet, The Home Project provides the public a way to remove unwanted kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom items from the home without discarding them mindlessly. It is possible to repurpose goods to benefit others.

If you are interested in doing some “fall-cleaning” at home, consider donating your gently used household necessities to The Home Project located at 502 Bedford Street in Fall River. “Please contact us first at wendy@unfr.org to see if we have enough space to accept your donation at this time, and to make arrangements for us to pick it up or have you drop it off.”

They collect all of the following items:

  • Dishes, bowls, cups, and glasses
  • Flatware (forks, knives, and spoons)
  • Cooking utensils (spatulas, spoons, measuring cups, etc.)
  • Cutting boards and kitchen knives
  • Small kitchen appliances (coffee makers, electric can openers, toasters, microwaves, etc.)
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Potholders and kitchen towels
  • Pots and pans
  • Baking pans and frying pans
  • Mixing bowls and colanders
  • Bathroom towels (face, hand, and bath)
  • Hairdryers
  • Sheets and blankets (all sizes including crib)
  • Small furniture

If you are unsure about an item, ask yourself - “What would I need if I lost everything tomorrow?”

Enter your number to get our free mobile app