Holiday Giving in Southborough

As I mentioned earlier, today is Giving Tuesday. Of course, it’s just one day in a season of giving. So here’s a friendly reminder that, when you are out shopping for loved ones, you might want to throw an extra toy or gift card in your cart.

Here’s a list of the gift drive collections going on in or through our town.

If you have a collection drive not listed below, you can post a comment to let readers know.
The Southborough Fire Department is again collecting toys for this Hopkinton charity.  Project Just Because distributes the toys to families in Worcester County. Toys will be individually selected for a child and then delivered to the home in time for Christmas.

I’ve already posted about SYFS’ Holiday Giving Program for Southborough families in need this season.

Their deadline for gift card donations is December 9th. For details, read the dedicated post here.

Project Just Because

Gifts should be new and unwrapped. Requested items include:

  • Board Games for ages 10+,
  • Footballs / Soccer Balls / Basketballs and other sporting equipment
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Winter Jackets – All Sizes
  • Gift cards for warm clothing
  • Warm hats and gloves for all ages
  • Twin blankets
  • Toys for all ages

Please try to get donations in by Sunday, December 18. The Fire Department is always open, so drop them by any time.

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KeepSmilin4Abbie’s 3rd Annual Toy Drive
Donations are for Boston Children’s Hospital. Please consider purchasing and donating an unwrapped toy to put a smile on the face of children who cannot be
home for the holidays.

Dropoff in Southborough is at Woodward Elementary School through December 16. Click flyer for more details.

Toys for Tots 
Since 1947, Marines have been collecting gifts for underprivileged children. Gifts should be new and unwrapped. They can be for ages anywhere from 1-16 years old.

The following places in town are again collecting for the program this year: 

Southborough Senior Center

9 Cordaville Road
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deadline is December 15

Long Cadillac

218 Turnpike Road
Help fill the showroom Cadillac with gifts
Sundays, 12:00 pm -4:00 pm, Monday thru Thurday 8:30 am – 8:00 pm, Fridays 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Deadline is December 11th

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