WILMINGTON, MA — Community members in Wilmington and surrounding areas are invited to participate in a collection event to help promote awareness and fight Alzheimer’s disease by donating clothes and other items this month. Residents are encouraged to drop off bags and boxes at the Wilmington Senior Center from Sunday, November 27, 2022 to Tuesday, November 29, 2022. All donations will help the community repurpose and recycle items while raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter.
Items being collected include gently used clothing, household goods, art, small appliances, shoes, handbags, and kitchenware such as pots, pans, dishes, and glasses. The community drop off will take place Sunday, November 27, from 1pm to 5pm; Monday, November 28, from 10am to 4pm; and Tuesday, November 29, from 10am to 4pm. Savers will donate directly to the Alzheimer’s Association on behalf of the total weight of contributions.
“It’s our pleasure to give thanks for all we have in our lives by giving back this holiday season to our older adults who need our support. We all need to unite to make an impact against this devastating disease, together we can make a difference,” said Erin DiCarlo, Certified Dementia Practitioner & Founder of Dovetail Companies, a local organization supporting elders and families facing major life transitions.
The funds raised will support the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. In Massachusetts alone, more than 130,000 individuals are living with Alzheimer’s disease – a leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 284,000 family members and friends in the Commonwealth provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
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