Women’s Club Makes Welcome Home
Kits for Furniture Sharehouse
At the Women’s Club Philanthropic lunch held in April, Kate Bialo, Director of Furniture Sharehouse, spoke about the organization’s mission to collect lightly used furniture from the public and redistribute it to economically disadvantaged individuals and families in the Westchester area, helping them to create a home where they can rebuild their lives. Due to the Covid pandemic, clients could not come to the warehouse to select furniture and household items; therefore, the Furniture Sharehouse Board decided to create Welcome Home Kits to provide families with the basics required upon returning to their new homes or rehabbed apartments. Ms. Bialo continued to say that more kits are needed.
This plea for help to people in need was heard and is the kind of project tailor-made for the Woman’s Club of Larchmont. Thanks to the generous response from members and friends, the Club surpassed the original goal of four and supplied six complete Welcome Home Kits. Each kit consisted of essential pots, pans, bowls, small appliances, kitchen utensils, dish clothes, cutlery, complete china set and other decorative and useful items.
The Co-Chair of the Philanthropic Committee, Carolyn Gallaher, and her staff collected, sorted and packaged the essentials for six families. Carolyn even recruited her daughter-in-law, Kate Gallaher, who took charge of delivering the items to an appreciative Furniture Sharehouse. The members and friends of the Woman’s Club, in turn, are delighted to be of assistance to people in need within the community.