Region – State Representative David K. Muradian Jr., R-Grafton, invites all to participate in “Bundle up the Blackstone Valley,” a coat drive to benefit families and children in need within the Blackstone Valley.
Muradian and volunteers will be collecting new or gently used and washed coats Thursday, Dec. 3, in the upstairs function room of the Grafton American Legion Post 92, 69 Worcester St., from 5-8 p.m. All donations are to be distributed to local schools, as well as other organizations within the Blackstone Valley. Food for the event will be graciously provided by Bushel N’ Peck and Pepperoni Express, both of Grafton. Also, Santa will be visiting from 6-8 p.m.
“It is terribly sad to think that there could be children and families in our community that, without our help, could be cold this winter,” Muradian said. “I hope that, with the help of our constituents and community members, we can keep the Blackstone Valley warm this winter. If individuals wish to participate but cannot make it on Dec. 3, there will be drop-off locations throughout our communities as well.”
Drop boxes will be available at Dunkin’ Donuts, 72 Worcester St., Grafton; the Whitin Community Center, 60 Main St., Whitinsville; and the Upton Town Hall, 83 High St.