A Bright and Shining Light!

Allison Thomas. Allison and Sierra

Thomas, Allison and Sierra

Thomas, Allison and Sierra are students at U Mass Dartmouth. They’re also representatives for Greek Life on campus. We’ve partnered with the Greek Life Council at UMD to help us connect middle school students to giving and service. We’re starting with their working together on Saturdays at the factory.

Thomas Leman, Student leader had this to say – “Today, we were able to take a few short hours and work at something that’s making life easier for children throughout the SouthCoast. As Greek life students (Phi Sigma Sigma and Chi Phi), we know how fortunate we’ve been to get to college and find familial support in our organizations. We now have a chance to help those less fortunate than us and to be that support for the young boys and girls who volunteer at GiftsToGive. We can be examples of hard work and perseverance to empower other student volunteers to do well in school and life. We look forward to being repeat volunteers and mentors to influence and foster greater success for local youth!”

Jim Stevens, CEO and Founder of GiftsToGive said – “We talk to middle school students about the power of giving and service, we talk a lot about the power of one and especially about the power of working together. For Greek life students at UMD to adopt us as they have is not only a most perfect example of giving and service but a tangible service learning experience for local middle school children. We think these UMD students are truly a bright and shining light and quite possibly the great hope for their generation!”

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