Sowing Seeds Ltd. is a nonprofit network of volunteers who offer support and services, at no cost, to Marshfield residents in need.
For more than 20 years Sowing Seeds has offered a variety of essential goods and services, including:
- The Sowing Seeds Clothing Bank – In 2016, our 71 volunteers provided 4,339 individuals, including many children, with clothing school supplies, household, and personal care items. As of the fall 2016, 978 families were registered with the Clothing Bank which is opened on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon.
- Transportation – In 2016, our 31 volunteers provided 35 free rides each month from Marshfield to Boston and to local medical appointments, legal appointments, and shopping locales (totaling 420 rides annually). We continue to provide three free rides per month to our clients. Telephone requests are considered Monday through Friday with a 72-hour notice. Sowing Seeds does not schedule rides for the weekends; we also do not count Saturdays and Sundays toward the required 72-hour notice.
- Furniture Bank – During the past seven years, our furniture coordinator has matched 280 families with essential furniture, household, and baby equipment needs. If you have furnishings to share with a local family please call our intake volunteers at 781.837.3337.
- Intake Committee – The 32 members of our intake committee are at the core of our services. Since 1995, Sowing Seeds’ intake volunteers have answered more than 9,000 calls for help at 781.837.3337. Our volunteers conduct home visits and validate essential needs. They advocate for and connect people with necessary resources and also to our myriad volunteers, some of whom are legal, financial, educational, and counseling professionals. When necessary, Sowing Seeds may assist with payment for vital bills such as rent, utilities, medical needs, and car and household repairs. Each request for help is custom managed and includes a home visit conducted by two intake members. We help our neighbors help themselves by first walking with them to create stability and address their essential needs. Then, over time, we help them to work on their secondary needs.
One seed, planted more than 20 years ago, has produced an active group of nearly 150 volunteers and scores of generous supporters. We have answered thousands of calls for help.
We are 100% volunteer, privately funded, and committed to reducing the suffering and struggles of our neighbors.
Please take a look at our website to see what we do, how you can help, or how we can help you.
Thank you for your interest, commitment and concern for your neighbors.