On Friday, March 31st, Fred C. Church employees banded together and brought in many donations from their homes for The Wish Project.

This effort followed a recent lunch and learn wellness seminar on how to organize your home and life. Through spring cleaning and organizing, we often find a sense of relief and comfort, and we may even find items that are no longer useful to us but may be of great use to others! So not only can we feel good about our homes, but also about being able to help families in need.

The Merrimack Valley communities have some of the highest poverty rates in the State. According to the National Low Income Coalition Out of Reach 2013, Massachusetts ranks sixth as the most expensive state for renters.

The Wish Project’s mission is to provide local people in need with basic furniture, home goods and baby goods, while helping the planet by recycling used goods. The Wish Project is a critical resource for these families in need. Without The Wish Project, families have very few affordable options. Household furnishings for a family are a burden that too often families can not carry. So they simply go without. With support from The Wish Project they are able to manage their expenses, reducing the likelihood of becoming homeless again.