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Marlborough Girl Scouts Plan a Service Day Jan. 20, Organize Kitchenware and Linen Collection

The scouts will collect new or gently used items for its service day, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Marlborough Girl Scouts will be holding a kitchenware and linen drive in January. Credit: Contributed.
Marlborough Girl Scouts will be holding a kitchenware and linen drive in January. Credit: Contributed.

Editor's Note: The following release was distributed by the Marlborough Girl Scouts.

On Monday, Jan. 20 the Marlborough Girl Scouts will partner with Touchstone Furniture Depot of Marlborough for a Day of Service. The Girl Scouts are organizing a Kitchenware and Linen Collection in honor of Martin Luther’s King, Jr.’s birthday.  One of the missions of Girl Scouts is to "Take Action and Make the World a Better Place." In honor of this mission, the girls are reaching out into the community and taking action by partnering with Touchstone Furniture Depot.  

Items may be dropped off at the Collection Center, 66 Mechanic St. on Jan. 20 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Suggested items for the drive are: blankets, comforters, sheets – all sizes (no mattress pads or bed pillows), bath and kitchen towels, placemats/tablecloths, dishes – minimum set of four matching, glassware, coffee mugs – matching items only with a minimum set of four.  

Please, no items with company logos. Other needs: silverware, pots and pans (can be individual) serving bowls and platters, plastic food storage containers with matching lids (Rubbermaid, Tupperware) mixing bowls, cooking and baking utensils, spatulas, tongs, large serving spoons and forks, measuring spoons, whisks, ladles, etc. bakeware: 8 x 8”  or  9 x 13” cookie sheets, cake pans, muffin pans, pie pans, Pyrex or Corningware dishes (do not want extra glass lids) kitchen knives, spice rack (no spices as we don’t accept food), Lazy Susans, can opener, trivets, rolling pins, colanders.

We cannot accept any electric kitchen appliances due to space constraints. We also don’t accept cookbooks. Think quality when sorting donations – new or gently used. Would you use the item in the condition it was donated? No chips or large cracks and in clean and in working order.

Boxing Donations:

  • Box like items together and label the outside of the box
  • If you have a large place setting of dishes, please pack in a separate box so that the client could take home the entire box
  • Matching set of glassware can be put in a plastic ziplock type bag to keep together
  • Create a inventory list of the number of boxes to be given to Touchstone

* We will furnish you with tax-deductible receipts for each donor and will need a copy for our records. Receipts don’t need to be itemized – you’ll just need to count the number of boxes or bags.

To see a complete list of other items that Touchstone Furniture Depot accepts, please visit www.touchstonefurnituredepot.org  or call at (508) 485-2080.

Touchstone Furniture Depot, based in Marlborough, helps restore hope, dignity, and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture and house wares to people in need. We accept donations of gently used household items and distribute them free of charge to qualified families. We are 100 percent staffed by volunteers and depend upon the generosity of the community for donations. 

Marlborough Girl Scouts are part of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts council serving more than 40,000 girls ages 5-17 and 17,000 adult volunteers in 178 communities across Eastern Massachusetts with the mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scouts provide girls with the opportunity to DISCOVER their world, CONNECT with and build an understanding for others and TAKE ACTION to make the world a better place. Girls are guided by committed and caring adults who make learning fun. Girl Scouting helps each girl achieve her personal leadership pathway to the future. The Girl Scouts organization has a rich history and has been the nation’s leading expert on girls for over 100 years. For more information, please visit www.girlscoutseasternmass.org 

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