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Community Advocate Highlights Community Generosity to PG 2018

posted Sep 25, 2018, 1:54 PM by Geoff Spofford

The Community Advocate came and visited Project Graduation 2018 during our first annual donor reception.  Donors were invited to come view Project Graduation - a decorated Teamworks, during the afternoon before Graduation.  Donors will be notified in advance of the 2019 reception and invited to attend.  See the attached article with pictures of District Attorney Joseph Early, who made a very generous donation from drug forfeiture funds, Peter Gardner of Curry Printing who donates invitations every year and members of the Board of Trustees.  Also in attendance were Joe Desiata, a driver from Mark's Moving and Storage, who donates a truck and driver every year to transport the elaborate decorations from the decorating room donated by the Colangelos, retired Chief of Police, Al Gordon, a long-time supporter and Superintendent Amber Bock, also a huge PG supporter (see attached pictures).  

Uno's "Dough Raiser" Fundraiser benefited Project Graduation

posted Mar 19, 2018, 5:51 AM by Geoff Spofford   [ updated Sep 24, 2018, 2:06 PM ]

Uno's reserved Friday, April 27, 2018, for a “Dough Raiser” to benefit Westborough High School's Project Graduation. The fundraiser was a terrific success and Project Graduation appreciates Uno's assistance with fundraising.

Thank you for supporting Project Graduation!!

May 6, 2017 - Excellent article about Project Graduation in the Worcester Telegram

posted May 15, 2017, 12:53 PM by Geoff Spofford

Reporter Elaine Thompson wrote an excellent story about Project Graduation, its inception in the State of Maine and the schools that provide a "Project Graduation" or similar alcohol free, chemical free post-prom celebrations. Westborough's Police Chief, Al Gordon, talks about the benefit of Project Graduation and Charlie Katz, class of 2016, talks of the fun he had.

http://www.telegram.com/news/20170506/grads-and-proms-enjoy-substance-free-all-night-party

Roche Bros. donates 5% of all receipts collected (to be scheduled in May, 2019)

posted May 11, 2017, 8:43 AM by Geoff Spofford   [ updated Sep 24, 2018, 1:33 PM ]

May 10, 2018 from 4-7 p.m. Roche Bros. generously donated 5% of all receipts collected by Project Graduation volunteers for purchases made between these hours.  This included purchases of any items at Roche Bros. including Gift Cards!  This year Roche Bros. already donated 5% of all Roche Bros. gift cards pre-ordered through Project Graduation.  Please plan your big shopping for our date to be set in May, 2019 between 4 and 7 p.m. at Roche Bros..

This is a tremendous opportunity to do that big shopping for the house, to get ready for Mother's Day and to buy gift cards of all types for graduates or for future shopping trips.  The pre-order is limited to Roche Bros. gift cards.

Thank you Dumpers! May 5 - Coin (and large bills and check) Collection at E.L. Harvey (the dump)

posted May 1, 2016, 2:51 PM by Geoff Spofford   [ updated May 9, 2018, 8:32 AM ]

On May 5 volunteers from Project Graduation were at E.L. Harvey, fondly known as "the Dump," collecting surplus coins (and other currency or negotiable items) to support Project Graduation.  Volunteers had receptacles to place, pour or toss coins  "dumpers" may have had in their pockets, cars or homes, all for this wonderful cause.  The "Dumpers" donated over $1,500 during the course of the day, with comments wishing the graduates the best, appreciating the purpose of Project Graduation and recalling how much fun they had in their Project Graduations.

THANK YOU WESTBOROUGH DUMPERS!!

Memory Lane Photos and Posters

posted May 4, 2015, 10:39 AM by Geoff Spofford   [ updated Sep 24, 2018, 1:35 PM ]

One of the most appreciated parts of Project Graduation is Memory Lane.  Photos of the graduates as young children, and today, are displayed in a creative format requiring graduates to guess which child is which student.  Photos of groups, teams, friends, etc. are posted.  Seniors and parents/guardians are encouraged to submit a Senior Poster that can be on display for the night - to go home with the graduate at the end. 
 
For more information, see the Memory Lane document in the Documents section (to be updated soon for the Class of 2019).
 

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