Outreach Council Up & Out - March 5, 2017

Total Funds Raised: $3,760.00          Number of Items Donated: 55
Overview Client Background Location Contribute Inventory Volunteer Contact


Heading Home is looking forward to the Outreach Council’s Up & Out on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Up & Out offers volunteer groups with the opportunity to make a huge impact on a homeless family’s life as they make the milestone move from shelter into permanent housing. Families moving into affordable, permanent housing through Up & Out have faced adversity, but leading up to and following the move they receive intensive support services to remain on track and housed.

The actual move includes cleaning, furnishing and personalizing the apartment to the family’s taste and transforming the apartment into a “home.” Furniture and housewares are either purchased new through funds raised, donated new or gently used. The half-day experience concludes with revealing the apartment to the family and presenting them the keys to their new home. Ways you can participate in the Up & Out move include:

  • Contribute new or gently used furniture and housewares
  • Donate to help purchase items that need to be new (e.g., beds, linens)
  • Volunteer the day of the move (e.g., assemble furniture, buy groceries)

No matter how you participate, you will be making a difference. Thank you for your support and involvement!

Client Background

The majority of the families Heading Home serves are headed by young, single mothers with at least one small child. Heading Home helps these families access publicly-funded subsidies of varying degrees to assist with rent as they get back on track. To ensure the viability of subsidy candidates, and landlords, the public entities providing the subsidies must coordinate many moving parts: security deposits, move dates and inspections. These steps can be lengthy and are out of Heading Home’s control. As a result, in most cases we receive details on the family you are moving about a week prior to your move date. However, you can still plan many details of your move ahead of time. For example, most of the inventory for the apartment can be collected beforehand without knowing the family. We appreciate your patience and understanding given the complexity of this process.

On March 5, you will be moving Jackie and her son Mychall.

Mychall is almost five months old. Jackie is currently enrolled in Heading Home’s financial counseling through the Economic Mobility Center and is regularly attending meetings. Once settled, Jackie wants to find a job and go back to school. Her ultimate goal is to become a substance use counselor. 


This Up & Out will be taking place at 120 Wyllis Avenue in Everett, MA 02149.

Please consider contributing to the Outreach Council Up & Out move!

Funds raised will be used to pay for items that must be new (e.g., beds, linens), the truck rental and other household items. The average cost to move a family is $4,000-$5,000 if all items are purchased new. However, this amount may be decreased significantly, both through cash and in-kind donations.

Thank you!

  • Hint: You can Ctrl+click to select multiple items.
    If there is an item not on list that you would like to donate, please contact Heading Home or person spearheading your Up & Out move.

Helpful Information

  • Average cost to move a family is $4,000-$5,000 if all items are purchased new; cost can be offset by donations of gently used items.
  • Most of the items below can be collected prior to knowing the family moving. At the "meet & greet," the family’s preferences will be learned to help personalize the home.
  • Typically Up & Outs take place in 1-2 bedroom apartments; number of bedrooms varies depending on size of family, but plan on at least one child.
  • Electronic devices (e.g., televisions, computers) are welcomed, but not required.
  • Any items you do not use at your move can be donated to Heading Home for another family.
  • On the day of the move, don’t forget a general tool box (hammer, level, tape measure), picture hangers and sparkling cider and paper cups (for the toast as we welcome the family into its new home!).

Master Inventory List

Room Item Status Donor Name
Living RoomArm chairFulfilledKelly McDonough
Living RoomCouchUnfulfilled
Living RoomCoffee tableFulfilledMatt Gordon
Living Room2 End tablesFulfilledMicaela Carucci
Living Room2 LampsFulfilledKelly McDonough
Living RoomWall decorationUnfulfilled
Living RoomWall decorationFulfilledLauren Vecchione
Living RoomLampFulfilledMicaela Carucci
BathroomHand towels (new)FulfilledAmy Garanin
BathroomBath towels (new)FulfilledMicaela Carucci
BathroomBath mat (new)FulfilledMicaela Carucci
BathroomToilet brush (new)FulfilledSelina Giaquinto
BathroomShower curtain (new)FulfilledSarah Janes
BathroomTooth brushes (new)FulfilledAmy Garanin
BathroomShower rodFulfilledSarah Janes
BathroomTooth brush holderFulfilledAmy Garanin
BathroomShower curtain rings (new)FulfilledSarah Janes
BathroomShower liner (new)FulfilledSarah Janes
BathroomToiletries (new)FulfilledLiza Baiza
BathroomWaste basket (new)FulfilledAmy Garanin
BathroomBaby Bath TubFulfilledMicaela Carucci
BathroomDiaper DisposalUnfulfilled
BathroomShower liner (new) (2nd Bathroom)FulfilledSelina Giaquinto
BathroomShower curtain rings (new) (2nd Bathroom)FulfilledSelina Giaquinto
BathroomBath mat (new) (2nd Bathroom)FulfilledLauren Vecchione
BathroomShower curtain (new) (2nd Bathroom)FulfilledLauren Vecchione
Bedroom 1Full bed frameUnfulfilled
Bedroom 1Full mattress pad (new)Unfulfilled
Bedroom 1Full sized bedding (new)Unfulfilled
Bedroom 11 side tableUnfulfilled
Bedroom 1DresserUnfulfilled
Bedroom 11 LampFulfilledLiza Baiza
Bedroom 1Wall decorUnfulfilled
Bedroom 1CurtainsFulfilledLiza Baiza
Bedroom 1HangersFulfilledLauren Vecchione
Bedroom 1PillowFulfilledLauren Vecchione
Bedroom 2Crib (ideally one that turns into toddler bed)FulfilledHatton Family
Bedroom 2Crib mattressFulfilledHatton Family
Bedroom 2Crib sheets (new)FulfilledHatton Family
Bedroom 21 end tableUnfulfilled
Bedroom 2DresserFulfilledHatton Family
Bedroom 21 lampFulfilledHatton Family
Bedroom 2Wall decorationsUnfulfilled
Bedroom 2CurtainsUnfulfilledHeading Home donor
Bedroom 2HangersFulfilledSelina Giaquinto
Bedroom 2Foam tilesUnfulfilled
Bedroom 2Changing Pad CoverUnfulfilled
Bedroom 2Changing PadUnfulfilledHeading Home
Bedroom 2Play MatUnfulfilledHeading Home
Bedroom 2Wall decorationsFulfilledLauren Vecchione
KitchenHigh ChairUnfulfilled
KitchenBaby bowlsFulfilledKelsey Shine
KitchenSippy CupsFulfilledKelsey Shine
KitchenSmall kitchen tableUnfulfilled
Kitchen4 chairsUnfulfilled
Kitchen8-piece dinnerware setFulfilledKate Morreale
Kitchen8-piece glass set.FulfilledKate Morreale
Kitchen8-piece silverware setFulfilledKate Morreale
KitchenFull set of pots & pansFulfilledKelly McDonough
KitchenMetal spatulasUnfulfilled
KitchenCooking timerFulfilledMike Murphy
KitchenCan openerFulfilledMike Murphy
KitchenRubber spatulasFulfilledMike Murphy
KitchenWooden spoonsFulfilledMike Murphy
KitchenMixing bowl setFulfilledKelsey Shine
KitchenCarving knivesUnfulfilled
KitchenPot holder setFulfilledMike Murphy
KitchenDish towelsFulfilledKelsey Shine
KitchenPaper towel holderFulfilledBOB NORBERG
KitchenBroomFulfilledBOB NORBERG
KitchenToasterFulfilledBOB NORBERG
KitchenDustpanFulfilledBOB NORBERG
KitchenSwiffer Wet Jet with batteriesFulfilledBOB NORBERG
KitchenWall decorationsUnfulfilled
KitchenWaste basketFulfilledBOB NORBERG
OtherBaby walkerUnfulfilledHeading Home
OtherCleaning suppliesFulfilledSelina Giaquinto
OtherTool kitUnfulfilled
OtherToilet PpaperFulfilledSelina Giaquinto
OtherWall hanging materials (hooks, etc.)Unfulfilled
OtherElectric DrillUnfulfilled

Sign up to Volunteer

Please complete fields below to let us know you plan on volunteering at the move. Day-of logistics will be circulated in advance.

Confirmed Volunteers

    First NameLast Name

Heading Home staff is here to facilitate every phase of this move. At any point, please feel free to contact our staff with questions or concerns:

Leora Kimmel Greene, Development and Events Officer