NEWTON, Mass. (WBZ News) – Thousands of donated bags of clothing are on their way to families in need, all thanks to a Boston-based youth-led community service organization.

Over 400 student ambassadors who have volunteered with Project 351 have spent the past two weeks collecting donations in their individual communities to drop off at Cradles to Crayons in Newton.

Cradles to Crayons chief executive Aubrey Conquergood said she was overwhelmed by the group’s generosity.

“We have had a lot more requests for our services over the past year,” she said. “We had trailers with 175 bags, we have three family members driving different cars which are all full of clothes.”

Jasmine Findlen, a grade 8 student ambassador from Canton, said she was “amazed” by the number of bags the ambassadors were able to collect.

“I didn’t really think we were going to get that many, so it made me really happy,” Findlen said. “It’s satisfying because we’ve been working on this for a while and it’s good to finally see the impacts.”

The project comes as requests for donations of clothing and other goods are particularly high at the moment, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

WBZ’s Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports.

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