What We Do

Mission of Deeds gives beds, furniture, and household items, free of charge, to people in need. We help people throughout Middlesex and Essex Counties, as well as in the Suffolk County communities of Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.

Follow this link to read a message from our Executive Director about our response to COVID-19.

We depend solely on private donations, neighbors helping neighbors,” and do not receive government grants or United Way funding. You can help immediately by making a tax-deductible donation. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
(Tax ID number is 22-3252651).

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Check out our “Hands-on a Mission” video to see what inspires us.

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Clients – Need Help?
Referral Agencies

Due to the Pandemic, Mission of Deeds has Changed Many Procedures and Policies.

We look forward to the day when we can return to normal operation. Meanwhile, please refer to the appropriate section below to see how our changes affect you. Thanks for your patience, understanding, and support. Working together, we will get through this!


We want to help you through this difficult time. In order for us to give you the best possible service, please note:

  • We have most of the same items, but the onsite process is different
  • Assistance requires a referral from an agency and a client appointment
  • No one is allowed inside the building; there is no access to bathrooms
  • Please have a warm vehicle with you during your entire visit in case you need to wait
  • Furniture is staged near a loading door for you to view
  • Bring a large enough vehicle to take everything in one trip
  • Please bring helpers to load your vehicle
  • Be on time and wear a mask
  • We will phone you the day before your appointment to review your needs

Special note to caseworkers: If you experience difficulty submitting a client referral, please call us. We have eased some procedures to streamline the process.


Please be aware of these guidelines:

  • Please see our Donation Guidelines for items we accept and don’t accept
  • Our truck is on the road at least two days a week for pick up at homes in ten towns
  • Items must be left outside, in the garage, or on the porch, as we do not enter homes
  • We are only accepting brand new linens
  • Drop off at our facility is available, but by appointment only

Our clients join us in thanking you for your support!


Mission of Deeds suspended onsite volunteer service at the beginning of the pandemic. Limiting the number of people in the building is a key part of protecting everyone’s health – our primary concern.

Unfortunately, we expect this restriction to remain in effect until at least the spring of 2021 or later. It all depends on progress in controlling the pandemic. We review this, and all our policies, continually.

Meanwhile, one way to stay involved would be to collect new linens or new/gently used kitchen items for our clients. Please email Donna.Snow@missionofdeeds.org.

Yes, Mission of Deeds is socially distanced, but as a community, we are still together. Thank you for your understanding and for your inspiring support.

Your Donation's Impact

Expense Breakdown*

We strive to always put our clients first. Your donations have a maximum impact because the Mission of Deeds has an 85% “clients served” ratio. Follow the link to see our quantitative program results. We receive no government or United Way funding — we depend solely on private donations. It’s all “neighbors helping neighbors.”

Take a virtual tour of MOD and see our team in action: follow this link to watch our “Hands-On a Mission” video.

*Data from our annual audited financials




Children Helped (2019)


Households Furnished (2019)


Beds and Cribs Provided (2019)


Community Partners (lifetime)



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“I thank you every day as I lay down to go to sleep at night.”

- A Woman recovering from a serious car accident who was sleeping on the floor

“You came to my rescue. You were so kind and thoughtful, it was such a wonderful experience.

You don’t know how much it changed my life.”

- A Single Dad raising two teenage boys who got their first apartment in eight years

“We can’t begin to express the gratitude we have for the gift you gave us – the gift of a new life.” - A Formerly Homeless Family