Brian Fullenbaum is a Staples High School junior — and a SLOB. He writes:
The Staples Service League of Boys (aka SLOBs) is a philanthropic organization that develops leadership in students through community service. It is the largest club at Staples.
Throughout the year, members perform multiple service activities, such as collecting donations, performing yard cleanups, and assisting at charitable events.
Every event is a great opportunity to help out. Each one builds up to SLOBs’ biggest day of the year: Service Sunday.
This year’s event takes place tomorrow (Sunday, May 2). All club members participate in multiple service projects, with their parents.
Service Sunday was canceled last year due to COVID, but this year we are back in
action. All events will be held outside, so SLOBs can safely help the community.
When I participated in Service Sunday 2 years ago as a freshman, I joined a group that packed pencil cases for a school in need. We set up efficient assembly lines around long tables, so everyone could participate. It felt great to help, and do so alongside friends.
On May 2, SLOBs will participate at Wakeman Town Farm, the Gillespie Center, ABC House, Quest for Peace, Earthplace, The Wilbur Cross School, Sherwood Island State Park, Smith Richardson Wildlife Preserve, and the Lillian Wadsworth Arboretum.
So this Sunday, if you see a bunch of teenagers and adults planting, pruning, moving rocks and doing other work around Westport, just remember: We’re SLOBs.