exception of the land we lease from the Town of Westborough, all
the Post's fire scene operations, activities, day-to-day
operations and maintenance are funded through private
donation and fundraising. Donations come in many forms.
First and foremost are the countless hours of time donated by
our members, Advisors and friends.
To all that help out, we thank you.
As we all know,
it also takes money. Here are some ways we pay the bills.
The 2021 Ski Swap will be
the 53RD ANNUAL! For
52 years, Dexter Blois, Joe Breen, Whitey Koroski, Post 85 and others have run the Westborough Ski
Swap. For the past 24 years, the Post has been the benefactor of
this charity fund raiser. The Ski Swap is generally held the
second weekend in December on Saturday from 9AM to 1PM. Skis, snow boards,
skates and other sporting goods are dropped off the night before between
7 and 9PM. You tag your items and set your price. The next
day, we try to sell your equipment. There are also ski vendors
that sell new and used equipment. The swap opens on Saturday at
9AM, with a preview at 8:30. If your equipment sells, you get a
check for 85% and 15% of the sale is a donation to the Post. If
you don't sell your items, you can pick them up or consider them a
donation to us.
The 2021 Ski Swap is expected to be held on Saturday, December 11th from 9am - 1pm.
Drop off is Friday, December 10th from 7pm - 9pm.
click here for detailed instructions to
make drop off easier.
over 35 years, Post 85 has conducted a year-round bottle drive.
That bottle drive concluded June 30, 2021. We thank all that
contributed their returnables and recyclables over the years.
Funds from those nickels went directly to fund the operation of
Post 85...one bottle at a time! It was grass root efforts such
as this that's kept Post 85 going all these
years! Please look for can drives run by other charitable
organizations within Westboro as well as surrounding communities.
The Post sells
lightsticks at events, in particular, 4th of July festivities. Lightsticks
are not only fun for kids, they promote safety. Lightsticks are non-toxic and make kids more visible to
traffic. In particular, they are great for Halloween! If you would
like lightsticks, visit our booth at the July 4th block dance or give us
a call or email anytime. contact us
Tot finder stickers
can be purchased from the Post. The Tot Finder program is
designed to tell firefighters which rooms are bedrooms for
small children. Children unfortunately tend to hide during
fires. The sticker goes on the window of each child's
bedroom. If there's a fire, the firefighters can quickly
identify which rooms might have children present and direct
search efforts to that room. This is a small step you can take to
help identify where your children may be hiding. If you would like a
Tot Finder sticker, you can purchase one for $1.00 each at the
Westborough Fire Department. Proceeds go to the Post.
previously purchased a Tot Finder sticker and your children are
now grown, it is very important for you to remove the Tot Finder
sticker. Firefighters may take undue risk trying to find a
tot that is not there.
Last, but not least, Donations
The majority of our
funding comes through private donation. We are very appreciative
to all who have donated to the Post, no matter the amount. If you
would like to contribute, you may do so by mailing a donation. The
Post is a Section 501c charity and donations are tax deductible.
For mailing information, click here.