Furniture bank for needy opens

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NewLife Home Refurnished opened recently in a warehouse next to the old Walpole train station, providing free furniture and household goods to individuals and families in need. “You can’t stereotype the people who are coming [here], but the one thing they have in common is they are so appreciative,” said NewLife’s Barbara Yates. “These are people who have been sleeping on the floor, coming out of homelessness for any number of reasons, and are really anxious to put their lives back together.” The “furniture bank” moved to Walpole from Medfield in mid-January and is looking for donations of gently used furniture and household items to build its inventory, Yates said. The warehouse is located at 102 Elm Street (Route 27). More information about donating or volunteering is available at

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