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WHS Music Boosters to conduct a “Winter Weed-Out” collection in February

posted Jan 26, 2018, 4:17 AM by Michael Richards
During the whole month of February, the Music Boosters for Wells High School will hold their third annual textile fundraising drive to raise funds for the WHS Music Department and the Epilepsy Foundation of New England.   The fundraiser, a “Winter Weed-Out”, is a great way for one to make a non-monetary donation to a worthy cause plus do some ‘weeding out’ of their closets.  In 2017, the community came out in force donating 24,000 pounds of clothing and other textiles raising $5,000 for the WHS Music Department.

The following is a list of what can be accepted for the drive: clothing (gently used or new -without any price tags- is preferred but  any clothing will be accepted), clothing accessories (ties, scarves, belts, shoes/boots), linens (towels, bedding, table cloths, etc.), curtains, purses, fabrics, uniforms, costumes, slip covers, handbags, and backpacks.  “Wet” items are not acceptable.  

If you have any of these items and would like to donate them, please bag them up in new garbage bags and deposit them in the designated blue Epilepsy barrels located at Wells Town Hall, the Wells-Ogunquit CSD Superintendent’s office, Wells High School, Wells Junior High School, Wells Elementary School, Matt’s Barbershop in Wells or at the Prime Storage office in Wells during regular business hours.  People should note the hours of operation for each of the above locations.  Please do not leave your bags outside any of the donation drop spots. Tax donation receipts and extra bags will be available with these blue barrels.  

This collection drive also includes a “Stuff-the-District Van” event and “Personal Pick-Up” on February 17th and 24th from 8:00 a.m. until noon.  On those days the Wells-Ogunquit CSD’s white van will be parked and ready for your bags at the Wells Transfer Station.  Or you can schedule a personal pick-up if you have three or more 30 gallon bags or six or more 13 gallon bags.   To schedule a pick up for either of these days, contact Ashley Breton at 646-7240 or email her at: abreton@maine.rr.com.   

If you can only drop off your textile donations on a Sunday please bring your bags to Matt’s Barbershop either Sunday, February 11th or Sunday February 25th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.   The last day to donate at any barrel location is February 28th.
Students posing from last year's drive
WHS students and others at the loading of donation bags of textiles in 2017

Donation container for "Winter Weed-Out"
Example of blue Epilepsy barrel with extra bags and tax donation receipts

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