Sandcastles for a Cause

Many-castlesFULLHomes with Hope and Builders Beyond Borders (B3) present the 14th annual Castles in the Sand Saturday, May 9, from noon to 4 p.m., at Compo Beach, Westport.

Get your family, friends, officemates, schoolmates, teammates or you-name-it to build a sandcastle worthy of a “Golden Shovel” award presented by event judges. Sand architects of all ages are welcome.

Register now and receive two free T-shirts with a Big Lot (10’x10’ for $100) and four free T-shirts with a Really Big Lot (20’x20’ for $300). Free beach parking for all participants the day of the event. To register, visit or call 203-226-3426.

Homes with Hope is a grassroots response to the problems of homelessness. The organization’s mission is to support the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in the communities we serve by providing food, safe emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing and the supportive services needed to achieve a more independent and self-sufficient life. To learn more, visit

Builders Beyond Borders (B3) works within communities both here and abroad to promote youth leadership and volunteerism. Whether it is the revitalization of a local park, helping the homeless, construction of a classroom, aqueduct or a series of latrines, B3’s student and adult volunteers work to address a community’s most pressing needs. The B3 mission is to build character, responsibility and leadership by engaging high school students in local and global community service. To learn more, visit

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