MetroWest Boys and Girls Clubs Begin School Vacation Fundraiser

The Boys and Girls Clubs in Framingham, Marlborough, and Hudson need help to support kids over the February school break.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest is kicking off a special fundraiser to support local students over the upcoming February vacation. The “high 5” fundraiser is seeking donations in increments of $5 — which is enough to provide a meal for a young person during the school break.

The fundraiser will support programming at the clubhouses in Marlborough, Hudson, and Framingham. The fundraiser begins on Feb. 3 and runs through the end of the month.

Donations big and small help, the nonprofit says. For example, a $100 donation is enough to pay for a full week’s activities for a young person.

“One $5 donation, or high five, will provide lunch for one member during vacation. Three high fives, or $15, will cover the cost to purchase supplies to run arts and crafts during February vacation. Five high fives, or $25, will make it possible for one member to attend the Club for one day during vacation,” the Boys and Girls Clubs said in a press release.

Local public schools — including Framingham, Sudbury, Wayland, and Marlborough — have winter break from Feb. 21 to Feb. 21. Close to 4,000 kids from around the MetroWest use the local clubhouses outside of school hours, according to the nonprofit.

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