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Project Description:
Subject to Change

The Abby's House Project will install a small Rention Wall, Dirt, Sod, Bench, and Flowers in order to beautify the space. 

Site Managers:

Director: Michael Daly Site Managers: Patrick Daley
Kaylie M Lawlor
Anna Kerns
Nick Merageas


52 High Street, Worcester, MA, USA

Start Time: 

April 13th at 10am

Welcome to Year 12:

Abby's House

Welcome to Build Day 2024, We are Excited to Have You Volunteer On Build Day! On this Page You Will Find Detailed Information About the Project, Including Building Instructions, Materials and Tools We Are Using. 


Volunteer Tasks and Assignments:

Below is a Detailed Overview of The Assignments on Build Day That Volunteers Will Do. 

Project Goals: 

The Abby's House Project will install a small Rention Wall, Dirt, Sod, Bench, and Flowers in order to beautify the space. 

Project #1: Bench Installation

Activity Leader: Kaylie

Objective: Assemble and install a bench with a metal plaque to enhance the space's usability and aesthetic.


  1. Assembly:

    • Unpack bench components and follow the assembly guide provided (Bench Assembly Instructions).

    • Use the tools from the kit and a screwdriver for assembly.

  2. Installation:

    • Place the bench on the concrete pad, ensuring it is stable.

    • Attach the metal plaque to the bench securely.

    • W4W Team Will Mount the Bench to the Concrete Pad at the end of the Day, please do not install it on the pad.

Tools Needed: Kit tools, Screwdriver

Volunteers Needed: 3

Project #2: Movement of Dirt, Installation of Garden Edging, and Weed Fabric

Activity Leader: Nick

Objective: Prepare the area for planting by moving dirt, installing edging, and laying weed fabric.


  1. Dirt Movement:

    • Transport dirt to the area and level it with rakes and shovels.

  2. Garden Edging:

    • Mark the garden bed outlines and install the edging as per guidelines

  3. Weed Fabric:

    • Cut and lay weed fabric over the edged area, securing it with staples.

Tools Needed: Shovels, Wheelbarrows, Rakes, Garden Edging, Weed Fabric, Staples

Volunteers Needed: 4-6

Project #3: Grass Seed Installation

Activity Leader: Anna

Objective: Seed the area to cultivate a lush, green lawn, contributing to the project's beautification efforts.


  1. Soil Preparation:

    • Clear the area of debris.

    • Level and lightly loosen the top layer of soil.

  2. Seeding:

    • Spread grass seed evenly across the prepared soil, following the recommended seeding rate per the bag

    • Use a rake to ensure good seed-to-soil contact.

  3. Watering:

    • Water the seeded area lightly and regularly to maintain moist soil until germination.

Tools Needed: Rakes, Grass Seed, Watering Equipment

Volunteers Needed: 3-4

Project #4: Plant

Activity Leader: Michael

Objective: Plant flowers to introduce vibrant colors and textures to the space.


  1. Flower Planting:

    • Arrange flowers according to the design plan.

    • Cut out holes in the weed fabric for them

    • Dig planting holes and place flowers in, then backfill with soil, pressing lightl.

  2. Watering and Mulching:

    • Thoroughly water the newly planted flowers.

    • Apply mulch around the flowers to help retain moisture.

Tools Needed: Shovels, Watering Cans/Hoses, Mulch

Volunteers Needed: 3-4

Project #5: Sledgehammer Down Barriers

Activity Leader: Michael With Holy Cross Mens Hockey Team

Objective: Sledgehammer down the wooden barriers to ensure that they are secured into the ground. PLEASE DO THIS BEFORE MOVING THE DIRT INTO PLACE


  1. Sledgehammer the approx 20 garden stakes

  2. Ensure they are level when sledge hammering

Tools Needed: Sledgehammer

Volunteers Needed: 3-4

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