Hundreds of bins filled neatly with supplies such as clothes, games, and toiletries line the halls of Project Just Because. These supplies will be donated to families across Massachusetts that cannot afford such essentials. But in order to be able to give families these items, the Hopkinton-based organization relies heavily on volunteers from all over the area, including Milford resident Sarah Slutz, to sort out all the donations they receive. Slutz found out about the organization through her church, and started volunteering there in high school. She is currently helping out there once a week during her summer break from Sweet Briar College in Virginia.
For Slutz, one of the most gratifying and enjoyable aspects of her work at Project Just Because is being able to give back, not only to the families in need, but to the organization itself.
Currently, Project Just Because's main focus is on their upcoming back to school program, which will provide over 200 students with school supplies and backpacks. In order to fill all the supply requests from families, the organization is still looking for some items to be donated.
And the organization is always looking for volunteers of all ages from anywhere in the state to lend a helping hand.
For more information on Project Just Because, including how to volunteer, donate items, or get assistance, visit their website.