Chestnut Hill Square Hosts Linen Donation Drive to Benefit Local Non-Profit Welcome Home

CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS (November 2022) - Chestnut Hill Square ( will host a linen donation drive to benefit Welcome Home, a local home goods pantry based in Newton, MA. Welcome Home provides families experiencing hardship with the basic household items they need to live with dignity.

From Monday, November 28 through Sunday, December 18, 2022, donations of clean, new, and like-new items (free of rips or stains) can be dropped at Serena & Lily in Chestnut Hill Square. Items of need include full, queen, and king blankets, comforters & sheet sets, as well as towels. To make a monetary donation, visit

"At Welcome Home we are so grateful for the continued support of the Chestnut Hill Square community. We are aiming to double the number of clients we serve as the weather gets colder so the willingness of Chestnut Hill Square to do a drive that will put items on our shelves directly supports our work. We are reliant on our business partners and Chestnut Hill Square has been steadfast in their commitment to help provide necessary home goods to those in need through Welcome Home," says Mindy Peckler, Co-Founder of Welcome Home.

“Chestnut Hill Square is pleased to continue our partnership with Welcome Home, and we look forward to a successful donation drive which will help our neighbors in need this winter,” says Rebekah Macchia, Marketing Director of Chestnut Hill Square.

Welcome Home
Staffed by over 100 volunteers, Welcome Home accepts home goods from anyone wishing to donate and keep items out of landfills. These goods are cleaned, shelved, and made available to people struggling to meet their basic needs. Welcome Home was founded in 2016 when Mindy Peckler and Julie Plaut Mahoney saw a need to bridge the gap between older adults downsizing and purging usable home goods, and families in need. In 2019, the organization became a 501(c)(3). The organization collects and redistributes like-new household items. Any items that cannot be used are repurposed or recycled appropriately, thus benefiting the environment. Welcome Home’s vision is to see that every client receives the essential kitchen, bath, bedding, and additional items they need to turn any house into their home. For more information, to donate home goods, or to request an appointment, visit

Chestnut Hill Square
Chestnut Hill Square is an exciting lifestyle destination on Route 9 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts that features popular shops such as Massachusetts’ first Serena & Lily, Anthropologie/BHLDN, Free People, Athleta, and more. Dining selections include Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, sweetgreen, Oath Pizza and Starbucks. Wegmans and Wegmans Wine, Liquor & Beer provide customers with the area’s best grocery shopping, while Equinox, Precision Running Lab by Equinox, SoulCycle, and Lunette Optic offer sought-after fitness and health options. Chestnut Hill Square’s Medical Office Building includes Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-Chestnut Hill, Beth Israel Lahey Health Urgent Care and eight medical offices. Chestnut Hill Square is a New England Development shopping destination. For more information, visit

New England Development
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