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Forks, Spoons & Knives... Flatware for Families in Need


More than 4 hours


The drive activity can be done in and around your neighborhood. The sorting and preparing of the Ziploc bags can be done by the volunteer or collectively as a family project at home with a drop off at Welcome Home when complete.


Welcome Home is located in Trinity Church, 11 Homer Street in Newton Centre. Our door and donation drop-off location is at the back of the church, on Furber Lane (a one-way street off of Homer Street).


Welcome Home bases its services on being able to provide gently-used/like new items to their clients.

Running drives can be done throughout the year.

Springtime is a great time for cleaning and summertime is a great time for kids to do projects like drives.


Certainly, there is some adult guidance required with running a drive. It's also the perfect opportunity for families to collaborate on projects and contribute to the greater community.


Recipients are in need of the most basic items, like forks, spoons and knives. Your donation is greatly appreciated.


Our clients are in constant need of flatware. We are looking for families that could do a drive, collect the silverware, and sort them into Ziploc bags. Each bag will contain four knives, four spoons and four forks.


Ziploc bags, brown paper bags, printer paper, colored pencils or markers or crayons


The minimum age for this project is 7 years old. However, an adult will want to supervise and work with the volunteer to run a drive.


Interested in managing a home goods drive for flatware/silverware?

Contact Cara Dennis, our Drive Coordinator,  at    617-454-4795 or email Cara at to get started!

See VIEW INSTRUCTIONS for details.


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
Sending or dropping off items to a nonprofit? Don't forget to tell them you found them through PGK! Download and print a packing slip here.
  1. Start by writing a message to your neighbors that you are doing a silverware drive for Welcome Home.
  2. Have Cara review it and revise, if necessary. It should include a future date that you will pick up the filled bag with the silverware donation.
  3. Take the approved letter and attach it to a brown paper bag. Then, it's time to walk through the neighborhood and leave a bag on your neighbor's porch or step.
  4. You can also leave a collection bin on your porch or in a public location.
  5. Once you've collected all the donation bags, you will sort the utensils into 3 groups: Knives, Forks, Spoons.
  6. Collecting each of these groups, you will select four of each item and put them into a Ziploc bag.
  7. Print, complete and include your PGK donation slip so that we know that you found this activity through PGK!
  8. Arrange a time to drop off collected and packaged items!
  9. Know you have made an incredible contribution to families you do not even know.
  10. Kindly fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity.