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WHS Music Boosters to hold 4th annual “Winter Weed-Out” collection in February

posted Jan 23, 2019, 4:31 AM by Michael Richards
For the whole month of February, the Music Boosters of Wells High School will hold their fourth annual textile fundraising drive to raise funds for the WHS Music Boosters and the Epilepsy Foundation of New England.   The fundraiser, called a “Winter Weed-Out”, is a great way for one to make a non-monetary donation to two worthy causes plus accomplish some ‘weeding out’ of closets.

Over the past three years, the Boosters group has gathered 57,000 pounds of textiles and raised $11,000.  During that time the drive has become a multi-community effort with many looking forward to contributing.

The following is a list of what can be accepted for the drive: clothing (gently used or new clothing without any attached price tags is preferred however any clothing will be accepted), clothing accessories (ties, scarves, belts, shoes/boots), linens (towels, bedding, tablecloths, etc.), curtains, purses, fabrics, uniforms, costumes, slipcovers, handbags, and backpacks.  (Please note that wet items, household items and books are not allowed in this textile drive.)  

If you have any of these items that you would like to donate, 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 the office of Prime Storage in Wells during regular business hours.  

Please note the hours of operation for each of the above locations and please do not leave bags outside any of these donation drop spots. Tax donation receipts and extra bags will be available with the blue barrels.  

In addition to the above locations, this collection drive also includes a “Stuff-the-Band-Truck” event and “Personal Pick-Up” on February 16th and 23rd from 8:00 am until noon.  On those days the Wells-Ogunquit Music Booster white truck will be parked and ready for donation bags at the Wells Transfer Station.  Or, one can schedule a personal pick-up if one has 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: ashleyabreton@gmail.com.  The last day to donate to this textile drive is February 28th.

Textile Bucket
File photo of a blue Epilepsy textile collection barrel with extra bags and tax donation receipts.
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