Boston University Freshmen Take New Bedford By Storm!
Talk about Big Citizenship – sixty-eight Boston University freshmen spent two days with us. Their impact was outrageous!
These students gave a collective 400 hours of their love and their labor to help process thousands of items – “gently used” clothes, books, toys and school supplies. Photos from their two days are here
Talk about Tangible Philanthropy – their gift will help over 500 local children be able to start the new school year with the basic essentials they need.
With over 30,000 SouthCoast children living in poverty, the need is overwhelming and in two days we were able to process a week’s worth of output.
FYSOP (Freshmen Year Student Outreach Program) is a Boston University initiative that offers incoming Boston University students a unique opportunity to get settled in their new community by performing a week of service before classes begin. Visit their website.
(The FYSOP Advance Team had this to say about their exploratory/vetting visit)