By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer
Westborough – With the first day of spring just weeks away, now is the perfect time to get a jump start on spring cleaning! As winter coats and boots make way for windbreakers and galoshes, it is time to pack up the children’s outgrown clothes and discard the well-loved books and games which have overcrowded bookshelves and closets. For the fourth consecutive year, the members of Westborough Project 351 will be running their “Spring Greening” service project to benefit Cradles to Crayons – providing homeless and needy children from birth through age 12 with the essential items they need to thrive.
“Project 351 partners with Cradles to Crayons every year because of their incredible dedication to serving our communities and their belief of ‘quality equals dignity’,” said Westborough High School student and event organizer Abby McLucas. “They truly have an amazing mission and serve in incredible ways.”
McLucas will be working with fellow Westborough Project 351 representatives Connor Schoen, Elizabeth Hopkinson, Andrew O’Keefe and Johanna Pellegrino as well as student councils and other service clubs at each of the schools and numerous volunteers.
“We have two major goals in spring service this year,” said McLucas. “Firstly, we would like to engage and work with as much of the community as possible. Secondly, while we don’t have a particular goal for donations, we would like to surpass the 166 30-gallon bags of donations that we collected last year.”
Donations of clothing and shoes for children ages infant to 12 (preferably in gently used or new condition) as well as books and toys for the same age group will be collected from March 27 to April 8 at each of the Westborough public schools.
To learn more about Cradles to Crayons, visit https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston.