MetroWest Clothing Initiative Helps More Than 200 Individuals; Donations Accepted Through Nov. 20

FRAMINGHAM – In its inaugural season, the MetroWest Clothing Initiative has helped more than 200 individuals, said founder Amanda Cataldo.

The last day to drop off donations is November 20.

The organization currently has 12  “bright orange boxes” throughout MetroWest, said Cataldo.

“We are still looking for hats, coats, mittens, socks, scarves, bags, sweaters, blankets and toiletry items,” said Cataldo.

“We challenge every family to go through their winter wardrobe, and see if they can fill an orange box closest to them! It is people like our generous community members that are making this event possible,”said Cataldo.

In January, Cataldo was driving to work in a snow storm.

“When driving through downtown Framingham, I drove past two individuals who did not have a warm coat. I could not stop thinking about these two, and couldn’t help but feel compelled to do something,” said Cataldo.

So Cataldo has launched a small organization called MetroWest Clothing Initiative, dedicated to assist MetroWest residents, who are in need of winter gear.

“Warmth isn’t a luxury. It is a simple human right that everyone is entitled to, and I am hoping that our community can come together to share the warmth with those who are down on their luck,” said Cataldo to SOURCE.

The MetroWest Clothing Initiative has partnered with You Give Goods for people to purchase tax deductible donations for our initiative, said Cataldo. Items purchased will be shipped to us on November 12, she said.

Photo courtesy of Cataldo
There was a sorting party today, November 3. Pictured (from left) Kelly McPherson from Natick, Carol Canova from Framingham, Vicki Cataldo from Holliston.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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