Home Starter Program
Kitchen Kit Drive! As part of our annual 'Be the Blessing' theme, and Mission Sunday, October is 'Do Good' month, and the World Service team is taking this to heart by hosting a Kitchen Kit drive. These kitchen kits are a staple of our Home Starter Program - every Home Starter recipient has needed one of these kits and we like to have several on hand. Sign up for items using our SignUp Genius button below. We will send you a confirmation email with detailed information - you can shop on your own locally or use our Amazon Wish List.
What is the Home Starter Program?
The Home Starter Program is a ministry of the Congregational Church of Amherst, NH, UCC. Our mission is to collect household goods to assist those in need transitioning into independent living. All work is provided by church volunteers or interested community members.
Who Does it Benefit?
We work with various service agencies who reach out to us when they identify a family or individual in need of our items.
How Can I Help?
Donate Furniture! We are in need of furniture in good repair as specified below. To donate items, please click on the 'Donate Items' button below to fill out our form. Please consider if you will be able to deliver the items to our storage unit (preferred) or if you will require a pick-up. Prior to completing the form please take measurements and photos of the items. Upon submission of the form, a team member will contact you to sort out details.
- Small kitchen/dining room tables & chairs
- Side/end tables
- Clean beds (no kings please)
- Chest drawers (no triple dressers please)
- Flat TVs in working order
Help Transport! Have a trailer? A truck? Brawn? We keep a list of volunteers that are willing to help with transporting items. This can be driving and/or moving - if you can help, please click on the 'MOVING HELP' button below.
Donate Funds! While we have been very successful in obtaining storage space at a reduced fee, we would love donations that can help us with the storage costs. To give to this program, click on the 'DONATE' button below and under 'Special Donations' you will see a HomeStarter Program line item.
Questions? Need more information? Contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.