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March 21, 2013

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‘Shop for a Cause’ in Salisbury

The public is invited to “Shop for a Cause” this weekend. Organized by Clothes for Hope, the shopping program will run on March 23 and 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. at 114 Bridge Road (Route 1) in Salisbury.

During the event, shoppers can purchase name brand merchandise and accessories at a discount. Proceeds will be used to help educate children from the New Seed International School and Orphanage in Ho, Ghana.

Clothes for Hope was started by Newburyport High School senior Lauren Sundstrom. The nonprofit organization is funded by this annual sale of new and very gently used clothing. Last year’s profits of nearly $30,000 allowed the group to fund the building a middle school and library, as well as equipment for the facilities and school supplies.

“When I returned from my visit to Ghana in 2011 and started Clothes for Hope, I had no idea that the community — and designers and retailers near and far — would embrace this cause like they have,” Sundstrom said in a statement.

Submit your favorite poems

For the 11th year, Newburyport High School will be hosting a Favorite Poem Project this spring.

Started by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinksy, the National Favorite Poem Project is a way for the public to “celebrate the sheer pleasure of poetry.”

Locally, the community is doing the same. Newburyporters of all ages are urged to participate in the local project by submitting a favorite poem, along with a brief statement of why this poem has personal meaning.

Students will review and select 24 poems to be read at the Firehouse Center for the Arts at the end of the Newburyport Literary Festival on April 28. Poems must be received by April 1. Email it to or mail it to Deborah Szabo, Newburyport High School, 241 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950.

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