SLOBs Take Over Westport

If you drove around Westport today, you may have noticed an unusual number of high school boys weeding, planting, mulching, painting, cleaning and picking up garbage.

What a bunch of SLOBs.

That’s the great acronym for Staples’ Service League Of Boys. One of the most popular clubs at the high school, it’s a way for boys — and their parents — to join together in community service.

Today — during the group’s 8th annual Service Sunday — SLOBs contributed over 600 hours of work. They also donated $5,000 in supplies and goods, to get their work done.

Staples seniors Brendan Massoud, Thomas Moy and Elliott Poulley (rear) work at Earthplace.

Among the job sites: Wakeman Town Farm, Camp Mahackeno, Earthplace, A Better Chance of Westport Glendarcy House, Staples High and the Bridgeport Community Garden.

More SLOBs action this time at Wakeman Town Farm — from today’s Service Sunday.

Meanwhile, inside Staples, SLOBs created a library for the K-8 Luiz Munoz Marin School in Bridgeport. Members contributed over 800 books, which they catalogued today.

They also assembled healthy snack bags for Read School students. For some youngsters, that’s much of the food they eat on weekends.

SLOB’s service day is big. But the boys do plenty throughout the year too. Since September they’ve volunteered at over 70 community events, here and in neighboring towns — providing over 3,800 hours of service.

Our SLOBs are pretty neat!

Service League of Boys members and parents pose for a photo. Soon it was back to work.

7 responses to “SLOBs Take Over Westport

  1. Roberta Tager

    Thank you, indeed!

    Sent from my iPhone Bobbi


  2. Sally Campbell Palmer

    The kids in this town are great!

  3. Julie Fatherley

    I am overwhelmed with the energy and dedication that these young
    people have given to our local and outside community. It is, indeed, heartening when we wonder in this digital world if there are young
    people who care to venture outside of that world…..THANK YOU
    THANK YOU to all of you who have given your time to make our
    community and world a better place….Julie Fatherley

  4. Michele Mitnick

    It was wonderful to see the town painted with the Slobs white and blue signs today. We are fortunate to have these hard working young men in our community. Today I was able to spend some time with them and their parents at the A Better Chance Glendarcy House. I have many fond memories working alongside my own son at Wakeman Town Farm and the ABC house when he was a Staples Slobs member. Thank you Slobs for all you did today as well as throughout the year!

  5. Christy Colasurdo

    Today, a large group of SLOBs descended upon Wakeman Town Farm, and they spent the entire day hauling dirt, rocks, and debris, as well as prepping and planting gardens to get the Town Farm ready for summer programs. “Service Sunday,” a day of service at various sites around town, showcases the best that Westport has to offer, where teen boys and their parents work side by side and contribute to a community effort. Through this program, kids are learning valuable lessons about hard work and giving back, and we are tremendously fortunate to have such a terrific organization in our town. Thank you for a day of service and hard work. You all rock!

  6. Nice work SLOBs! Thanks for all the service.

  7. These fine Young Men grace this town of Westport. I’m so impressed & proud to be in this Westport community that has nurtured such fine peiple.
    Thank You !