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Forks, Spoons & Knives... Flatware for Families in Need




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How Often Is This Offered?


Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required



Our clients are in constant need of flatware. We are looking for families that could do a drive, collect the silverware, and sort them into Ziploc bags. Each bag will contain four knives, four spoons and four forks.

What's Needed To Complete

Ziploc bags, brown paper bags, printer paper, colored pencils or markers or crayons

Whose Help Is Required

Certainly, there is some adult guidance required with running a drive. It's also the perfect opportunity for families to collaborate on projects and contribute to the greater community.

Special Requirements

The minimum age for this project is 7 years old. However, an adult will want to supervise and work with the volunteer to run a drive.

How It Makes A Difference

Recipients are in need of the most basic items, like forks, spoons and knives. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

Where to Serve

From Home/Anywhere*


Interested in managing a home goods drive for flatware/silverware? Contact Cara Dennis, our Drive Coordinator, at 617-454-4795 or email Cara at to get started! Start by writing a message to your neighbors that you are doing a silverware drive for Welcome Home. Have Cara review it and revise, if necessary. It should include a future date that you will pick up the filled bag with the silverware donation. Take the approved letter and attach it to a brown paper bag. it's time to walk through the neighborhood and leave a bag on your neighbor's porch or step. You can also leave a collection bin on your porch or in a public location. Once you've collected all the donation bags, you will sort the utensils into 3 groups: Knives, Forks, Spoons. Collecting each of these groups, you will select four of each item and put them into a Ziploc bag. Arrange a time to drop off collected and packaged items! Know you have made an incredible contribution to families you do not even know. .

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