Fournier Family & Team PwC - April 8, 2017

Total Funds Raised: $1,400.00          Number of Items Donated: 51
Overview Client Background Location Contribute Inventory Volunteer Contact


Heading Home is looking forward to the Fournier Family & Sherry Davis (PwC)’s Up & Out on April 8th, 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.” 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 housewares
  • 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 family that you will be moving is a single mother Darlene and her fifteen year-old daughter. Darlene also has three adult children who live on their own. She works driving a van for a school and has held that job for several years. She has been working hard and saving up- almost $6,000! She in currently in shelter and working with a Heading Home case manager. She and her daughter are so excited to move into their own permanent home and begin their new lives!

12 Lyndhurst Street, Dorchester, MA.

Please consider contributing to the Fournier Family & Team PwC 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 RoomCoffee tableFulfilledJayne Grieco
Living Room2 end tablesFulfilledElaine Holmes
Living Room2 LampsFulfilledJane Knowles
Living RoomTelevisionFulfilledAnne Marie Desmond
Living RoomWall decorations (2-4 pieces needed)FulfilledLeah Boudreau
Living RoomLampFulfilledMim Ruggieri
Bedroom 1Twin sized sheetsFulfilledKaren fournier
Bedroom 1DresserFulfilledKathleen Polutchko
Bedroom 1Twin mattress padFulfilledSalli Hegarty
Bedroom 11 end tableFulfilledZoila Ceniseroz
Bedroom 11 LampFulfilledJane Knowles
Bedroom 1Wall decorUnfulfilled
Bedroom 1HangersFulfilledSherry Davis
Bedroom 1PillowFulfilledMim Ruggieri
Bedroom 2Full mattress padFulfilledMargot Hintlian
Bedroom 2End tableFulfilledJane Knowles
Bedroom 21 LampFulfilledKaren Fournier
Bedroom 2Wall decorationsUnfulfilled
Bedroom 2HangersFulfilledSherry Davis
Bedroom 2DresserFulfilledKathleen Polutchko
Bedroom 2MirrorFulfilledSherry Davis
Bedroom 2PillowsFulfilledMim Ruggieri
Bedroom 2Full-sized sheetsFulfilledKaren Fournier
Dining RoomPlacematsFulfilledWendy and Fred Merrill
Dining RoomNapkinsFulfilledWendy and Fred Merrill
Kitchen8-piece dinnerware setFulfilledJayne Grieco
Kitchen8-piece glass set.FulfilledJayne Grieco
Kitchen8-piece silverware setFulfilledSalli Hegarty
KitchenFull set of pots & pansFulfilledStephanie Perreault
KitchenMetal spatulasFulfilledTed & Marilyn Schirmacher
Kitchen4 chairsFulfilledKaren Fournier
KitchenCooking timerFulfilledTed & Marilyn Schirmacher
KitchenCan openerFulfilledKathleen Polutchko
KitchenRubber spatulasFulfilledTed & Marilyn Schirmacher
KitchenWooden spoonsFulfilledDenise Howard
KitchenMixing bowl setFulfilledDenise Howard
KitchenHand towelsFulfilledWendy and Fred Merrill
KitchenCarving knivesFulfilledTed & Marilyn Schirmacher
KitchenDinette tableFulfilledKathleen Polutchko
KitchenPot holder setFulfilledDenise Howard
KitchenDish towelsFulfilledDenise Howard
KitchenPaper towel holderFulfilledDenise Howard
KitchenBroomFulfilledLegia Pisinski
KitchenToasterFulfilledElaine Holmes
KitchenMicrowaveFulfilledElaine Holmes
KitchenDustpanFulfilledLegia Pisinski
KitchenMop/Swiffer Wet JetFulfilledLegia Pisinski
KitchenWall decorationsUnfulfilled
KitchenWaste basketFulfilledTed & Marilyn Schirmacher
OtherCleaning suppliesFulfilledLegia Pisinski
OtherTool kitFulfilledWendy & Fred Merrill
OtherToilet PpaperUnfulfilled
OtherWall hanging materials (hooks, etc.)Unfulfilled
OtherVacuumFulfilledSherry Davis
OtherElectric DrillFulfilledSherry Davis
BathroomTowel setFulfilledDee Kerner

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
    Mai AnhPham

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