Wilmington High Schoolers Team Up To Start Winter Clothing Drive

WILMINGTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Two teens from Middlesex county are hoping to make a difference this holiday season by helping to keep people in need this winter.

Wilmington High School Seniors Ida Bishop and Zoe Derose have been best friends since kindergarten.

The friends decided to team up with the Wish Project in North Chelmsford to organize their own winter clothing drive.

Derose says the idea stemmed from a project they're working on in their service-learning class in school.

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"We decided to do a clothing drive because it's getting really cold. We don't like the thought of people spending winters cold or not having a jacket or gloves to wear when it's cold out," said Derose.

The girls say they have always enjoyed volunteering, but this is extra special to them because together they built it from the bottom up.

The girls say the community has helped too. "We're both collecting so much stuff, we both have bags and bags," said Derose.

Bishop adds her trunk is overflowing with bags. The clothing drive runs until December 7 and there are drop off sites at Shea Concrete's two locations in Wilmington and Amesbury.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

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