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Norton Youth Helps Raise Money for Clinkscales Family

Over $200 collected to help Clinkscales recover from house fire.

About a month after a, the Clinkscales family is still recovering. But thanks to a few generous people like 11-year-old Nicholas Pucino, they are about $200 closer to getting back on their feet.

A fifth grader at , Nicholas’ bus drives by the home every day. When he found out about the fire, he thought it would be a good idea to have a fundraiser at the school to help the family out. Principal Lisa Farrell agreed, and brought the idea before the Helping Hands Committee who decided to do a Hat Day. Staff and students donated at least $1 to wear a hat in support of the cause, whether it be a baseball cap or a Cat in the Hat hat.

“Hat Day for a Cause went very well,” said Yelle principal Lisa Farrell. “We raised 202. Nicholas collected and counted all of the money on Friday.”  

This isn’t the first time Nicholas has shown compassion for others. A few years ago, he raised over $700 dollars doing a hat day at and almost $2,400 in total for St. Baldrick’s Cancer Foundation. Along with men and women from local fire departments, he shaved his head in support of the Foundation, which funds childhood cancer research.

Nicholas has also joined the Helping Hands Committee at his school in hopes of assisting even more people in need.

“We’re very proud of him,” said Anthony Pucino, Nicholas’ father, who is a Seekonk firefighter.

Frenzy and the are also helping to raise money March 6. A percentage of all admission to Frenzy and 100 percent of bake sale proceeds will be donated to The Clinkscales Family Fund at . Print out the attached flier to participate.

Donations can be made directly at North Easton Savings Bank locations or sent to the bank address (p.o. box 2055, Norton, MA 02766) and written out to The Clinkscales Family Fund or to the family directly at 39 Evergreen Road, Norton, MA 02766.

People may also donate online via Facebook and American Red Cross.

denise peddle February 21, 2012 at 08:12 PM
it's so heartwarming to see stories like these and to know there are still caring compassionate kindhearted people in town willing to out a fellow person in need..great job everyone.. Nicholas Pucino you should be very PROUD of YOURSELF you are TRULY INSPIRING!!keep up the good work..
Angela Clinkscales February 22, 2012 at 02:40 PM
I would like to thank Nicholas Pucino myself, thank you very much, also a thank you to everyone that is helping us raise money, and to everyone that donated. We appreciate everyone's effort for our cause. Thank You Kelly Mello and Lisa Farrell and the Town of Norton Fire Department. Sincerly Angela Clinkscales
norton February 23, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Such a wonderful thing to do. Kudos to you Nicholas.

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