A local group of Foxborough volunteers have come together to collect donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.
The group, Operation Sandy from Mass., will have a truck on Foxborough Common collecting donations for those affected by Hurricane Sandy on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The truck will leave Foxborough for New York and New Jersey at 1:30 p.m.
The group is looking to collect the following items:
- Charcoal Grills and Charcoal
- Diapers/Pull Ups
- Sleeping Bags
- Toys & Books for non-school-age kids
- Dog & Cat Food and Treats
- Hand/Foot Warmers
- Nonperishable foods
- Hat, Mittens & Warm Coats
- Heavy Gloves/Work Gloves
- Can Openers
- Baby Food & Baby Wipes
- Trash Bags & Boxes
- Candles & Matches
- Mops & Buckets, Scrubbers
- Cleaning supplies
Also being accepted for victims of Hurricane Sandy: gift cards to Home Depot, Lowes, Petsmart, Stop & Shop, Sunoco, Gulf, Hess, WalMart and CVS.
The local group is also collecting school supplies because many of the New York and New Jersey schools have been relocated to churches. The group is also looking for volunteers for the day of to help with the sorting and packing of the materials, please call Kris Long at (508) 212-7206 if you can help.
For more information about Operation Sandy for Mass., click here.