Marlborough Girl Scouts to host houseware and linen collection


Marlborough – On Monday, Jan. 16, the Marlborough Girl Scouts will partner with Fresh Start Furniture Bank of Hudson (formerly Touchstone Furniture Depot of Marlborough) for a Day of Service.

One of the missions of Girl Scouts is to “Take action and make the world a better place.” The Girl Scouts are organizing a houseware and linen collection in honor of Martin Luther’s King Jr.’s Birthday.

To fulfill this mission, the girls are reaching out to the community and requesting donations for the drive. Suggested items include lamps, framed artwork, blankets, comforters, sheets – all sizes (no mattress pads or bed pillows), bath and kitchen towels, placemats/tablecloths, dishes (minimum set of four matching), glassware, coffee mugs (matching items only with a minimum set of four and no company logos),  silverware, pots and pans (can be individual) serving bowls, plastic food storage containers with matching lids (Rubbermaid, Tupperware) mixing bowls, cooking and baking utensils, spatulas, tongs, large serving spoons and forks, measuring spoons, whisks, ladles, etc., bakeware (8” x 8” or 9” x 13” ) cookie sheets, cake pans, muffin pans, pie pans, Pyrex or Corningware dishes (no extra glass lids) kitchen knives, can opener, trivets, rolling pins, and colanders, Small kitchen appliances such as coffee makers, countertop microwaves and toaster ovens – all clean and in working order – are also requested.

Items may be dropped off at the Collection Center at 34E Tower St., Hudson, Monday, Jan. 16 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt.

Fresh Start Furniture Bank, based in Hudson, helps restore hope, dignity, and stability in the community by recycling donated furniture and house wares to people in need. They accept donations of gently used household items and distribute them free of charge to qualified families.  The organization is 100 percent staffed by volunteers and depend upon the generosity of the community for donations.

For more information visit or call at 508-485-2080.

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