Wachusett Region Recycling Events-1/21/12

This month, the Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center, 131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston, will be open from 2:30-4:30 p.m., every Wednesday and from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2012. They take many items for no fee, such as bicycles, #1-7 plastics, items with mercury, batteries, gas grills, and fluorescent lighting tubes.  Other items require a fee. These would be items like furniture, large appliances, TVs, and tires.  For more information, including other categories of items they accept, click here.

Dress for Success is holding their annual S.O.S. Send One Suit weekend is being held  March 1-4, 2012. As in past years, dressbarn is acting as the national collection location for your gently-used nearly new suits. Dress for Success’s mission is to “promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.” Their local affiliate is located in the Denholm Building, 484 Main Street, Suite 110, Worcester, MA 01608. They can be contacted via email at worcester@dressforsuccess.org.

The Kelley Backpacks Program creates backpacks in urgently needed materials that are given to children who are being checked out at UMass Memorial Hospital prior to going into foster care. The kids sometimes have very few possessions during this transition. The program is looking for donations of new or “good-as-new” backpacks, pajamas, underwear, socks, hats, gloves or mittens and baby wipes. Donations of stuffed animals, blankets, personal hygiene items, toys and games, books, notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, diapers and formula are also welcome. The program also need goods for both boys and girls from infant through 18 years old.  For more information about the program or how to donate, email kelleybackpacks@gmail.com.


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