Wachusett Region Recycling Events – 2/5/11


Dress for Success is holding its annual S.O.S. (Send One Suit) Weekend from February 24-27, 2011. Bring a gently used women’s suit to any local dressbarn store for donation. Dress for Success provides ready-to-wear business clothing to disadvantaged women so that they can participate in job interviews. local dressbarn’s are located at:

Watertower Plaza, 70 Watertower Place, Leominster, MA

Sherwood Plaza, 1300 Worcester Road, Natick, MA

White City Shopping Center, 50 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA

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The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center will be open on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:30pm and on Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 8 to 11am. The center is located at 131 Raymond Huntington Hwy, West Boylston, MA. It is open to Boylston,  Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling, and West Boylston residents. Check their website to see what they accept and the costs for each item.

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The One-Shot Project is hoping to put together 20 DSLR camera and equipment setups before May 15, 2011. These camera packages will be brought to Iraq to so that children ages 10-17 living in below average conditions can be given an artistic-vocational opportunity. Your working point-and-shoot camera can be mailed to the address below. See their website for information postage payment assistance.

Millennium Relief and Development
Iraq – Photography Project
5116 Bissonnet #358
Bellaire, TX 77401

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Sterling’s Friends of the Library group is looking for donations of gently-used children’s books for its ongoing book sale. Donations can be dropped off at the main desk of the Conant Public Library, 4 Meetinghouse Hill Road, Sterling, MA during business hours.

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A non-perishable food and paper items collection box will be on a table near the main desk of the Beaman Memorial Public Library (8 Newton St. West Boylston, MA) in January and February 2011. Donations for the West Boylston Food Pantry can be made during business hours.

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The West Boylston Community Food Pantry, 26 Central St., is looking for donations of paper products, like toilet paper and paper towels, as well as food items. The pantry is open every third Tuesday from 3 to 6pm for donation drop-offs.

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Paxton’s Emergency Management Team is looking for donations of items to used at an emergency shelter in the event of an disaster. Their budget did not allow for the purchase of these items. They are looking for children’s arts and craft items, coloring books and crayons in like-new condition, toiletries (unopened packages of soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, small unopened bottles of shampoo, etc), canned fruit, packaged energy/power bars. They are looking for other items people are less likely to have on hand that are not listed here. Call the team at (508) 791-6600 to arrange a drop-off of donated items or find out what else they need.

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