Hat and mitten drive planned next month

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AUBURN — Members of the REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts, led by the Association’s Community Action Committee, spearheaded a Backpack Drive to assist students in need in Worcester County and the surrounding areas.

From June to August, Association members rallied to provide backpacks and school supplies to children that might otherwise go without. Items donated included backpacks, pens, pencils, crayons, highlighters, glue, folders, rulers, along with many other essentials for students starting school in the fall. “Backpack stuffing” by Committee members and RACM Staff took place in August so that a full supply was available for distribution at the start of the school year.

The Community Action Committee is dedicated to organizing members of the Association in various drives throughout the year to assist community members in need. According to the Committee, this year’s backpack drive saw over 200 backpacks donated to school children in the cities and towns including: Auburn, Charlton, Oxford, Paxton, Southbridge, Sutton, Webster, and Worcester.

This is an annual drive and anyone needing future assistance should contact the REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts.

The Community Action Committee will be running a Hat and Mitten Drive from October 8 to November 8, with the goal of assisting numerous schools and service agencies throughout Worcester County. They are asking for new hats, mittens, gloves, and socks to be dropped at the nearest participating member office or at REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts Headquarters located at 492 Washington Street, Auburn.

The REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts has been proudly serving its members and the community of the Greater Worcester and Central Massachusetts areas since 1923. The Association assists currently over 1,800 real estate professionals, providing the services and resources necessary for a successful career as a REALTOR®. Association members are involved in residential and commercial real estate as brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry.

For more information, contact Colleen Pappas, CEO of the Association, at 508-832-6600 ext. 2, or via e-mail at cpappas@realtorscentralma.org.

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