Collection drives: Thanks for those who gave; opportunities for those who missed out

Above: Southborough scouts ran another successful food drive while another town tradition made a shift this year from collecting care packages to showing wounded warriors we care. (Photo left by Beth Melo)

Last Saturday, members of the community came together for two worthwhile collection drives.

Lisa Braccio organized another drive for the troops. This one focused on gift cards for patients at William Reed National Military Medical Center. It’s a way to show them that our community still remembers and cares.

According to Southborough Wicked Local, Braccio and Representative Dykema have collected more than 230 cards giving over $6,000. The story also states that they are still accepting contributions.

If you would like to help out, you can mail a card to  Lisa Braccio at 13 Oregon Road, Southborough, 01772. (They are seeking cards like Walmart, Target, Amazon, AmEx and Visa.) If you have questions, call Braccio at 508-481-9939.

For the full SWL story on the drive and Lisa’s motivation, click here.

Meanwhile, another drive was spread all over town, Scouts walked the streets collecting contributions for the Southborough Food Pantry. The total collected weighed in at 7,200 lbs!

That afternoon, I heard from a resident who wasn’t around Saturday morning. She wanted to know how she could drop off her contributions. It occurs to me she may not be alone.

If you missed putting your food out Saturday morning, you don’t have to tuck it back in your pantry. You can drop it off at any of the churches in town. Find out more here.

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