Wareham 8th grader seeks town's help for clothing drive
An eighth grade “ambassador” has set her sights on launching a clothing drive for kids in need, but she needs the community’s help.
Madison Boutin, who was selected by the state to be Wareham’s Project 351 ambassador, is partnering with Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit that provides children up to 12 years old with clothes and other essential items. Project 351 is a statewide effort that emphasizes charity and leadership. One eight grade student from each school district is selected.
“I find that Wareham is a kind and generous community, so I am seeking support from our whole community to make the clothing drive as successful as possible,” Boutin said.
The clothing drive is scheduled to take place the week of April 3. Donation boxes will be set up at the Wareham Free Library and Wareham Middle School. Boutin is seeking donations in a range of sizes, suitable for infants up to young adults.
“The clothing drive will be impacting children just by simply giving people a way to give. It will be helping children from birth through age 12 with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school, and at play,” said Boutin.