It’s not rocket science, it’s not complicated and when you think about it – it’s pretty simple – it’s just not easy! If we are to build a community around helping children be successful in school and in their lives, then we have to “show-up” and do the work.
Saturday, June 22, from 6-8pm at the GiftsToGive Mill, 21 Cove Street, New Bedford.
Adults ONLY, please bring your loved one and a friend or two! We have limited seating, so you must have a ticket. Tickets are free and available online below.
We’re looking for a few good men and women to help us strategize, network, mentor, and underwrite our Middle School Mentoring Programs and Field Trips.
Executive Chef Victor Vieira will be on hand to grill and provide tasty barbecue and side dishes. We’ll provide beer, wine and soft-drinks too. There’s no-charge -but you will need a ticket!
For your free tickets Register Now!
My name is Nathan Dos Reis I am a Boy Scout in Troop 20, Squanto District, Old Colony Council. Our troop is located at 400 Faunce Corner Road in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. I am a senior at New Bedford High School and I am enjoying this final year in high school.
I am a Life Scout working on my Eagle Scout, my project is helping homeless and poor teens in my community by providing them with hygiene kits. GiftsToGive has relationships with all the family shelters and teen programs on the SouthCoast – so they have graciously agreed to partner with me in the distribution. For my Eagle Scout Project I collected, assembled and delivered one-hundred kits on February 16.
Dartmouth Middle School thought they’d collected a lot of books for GiftsToGive in 2010 when they collected over 3,200 gently used books for kids and teens in one week. Then they smashed that record in 2011 by collecting over 6,000 gently used books. Now DMS students have smashed that record once again by donating 7,154 books. The books were collected as part of the Amazing Race, a culture building R.A.R.E. activity held annually at the middle school. The book drive was one aspect of the Amazing Race. Other activities included a scavenger hunt, and a building activity involving only straws.
Jason Woolf spent his senior year at Dartmouth High, and two class periods per week and every Saturday with us, as our Entrepreneurial Intern.He is now a freshman at NYU. We think Jason is a bright and shining light and a most perfect example of a budding social entrepreneur.
Hannah attends the Ziskind School of Judaism at Tifereth Israel Synagogue in New Bedford. Hannah loves dance, reading, music, art, and helping others.
This year she celebrated her Bat Mitzvah and chose to help GiftsToGive as her Mitzvah Project. She has enjoyed volunteering at GiftsToGive with her Hebrew school in past years and wanted to get her school friends involved with this special place. Hannah learned that for every $100 we spend, we are able to help eight children (four with great gift packages and four with a tangible community service experience) and set a goal for herself to help us connect to 200 additional children by raising $2,500.
Helping 200 children she does not know – how amazing is this young woman?
James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive voice and persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics and was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. He was a major MGM contract star. He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Cold War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.
Frank Robert Capra (May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was a Sicilian-born American film director. He immigrated to the U.S. when he was six, and eventually became a creative force behind major award-winning films during the 1930s and 1940s. His rags-to-riches story, having worked his way through college, has led film historians like Ian Freer to consider Capra the “American dream personified.”
Capra became one of America’s most powerful directors during the 1930s, winning three Oscars as Best Director. Among his leading films was It Happened One Night (1934), which became the first film to win all five top Oscars, including Best Picture. Other leading films included Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Lost Horizon (1937), You Can’t Take It With You (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Meet John Doe (1941), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), It’s a Wonderful Life(1946) and State of the Union (1948).