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Worcester Academy

Students from Worcester Academy made a field trip to visit with us last week. Photos from their visit are here. We ordinarily would talk about the experience, but teacher David Baillie was kind enough to send us the following:

“Community. We’re about community.”

“This was the response of a student to a seemingly simple question: “What is Worcester Academy all about?” The question, posed by GiftsToGive founder Jim Stevens, hung over the fifty Worcester Academy students for several heartbeats before it was answered.

We had traveled that Saturday morning from Worcester to Acushnet to fulfill a community service obligation, a school-mandated requirement that is part of every student’s experience. The fifty boys, all upper classmen, were dorm mates; they boarded the bus that morning without complaint, napped or talked or joked around for the hour it took to get to Acushnet, and then assembled in the bare-bones repurposed warehouse that served as the factory’s base of operations.

Monday, October 2 – Charlie Winterhalter Memorial Golf Tournament DINNER!

In 2008 we lost a wonderful husband, father, brother, son, and great friend when Charlie lost his battle with cancer.

Charlie’s energy and enthusiasm for life was boundless and an inspiration to many.

In addition to the love and passion for his family, friends, his community and sports, Charlie spent much of his time devoted to his favorite charities and making a real difference in the lives of children.

We hope you will join us in supporting Charlie’s vision and passion for children.

What do Badger, Tracer, Mike and Clay have in common?

Bed bugs!

Yes, you read that correctly! It’s not the prettiest or nicest topic to discuss. It is actually a nightmare. But when you process and handle tons of clothing and other items, it is a very serious issue. What to do? Knowing who your donors are is helpful, but then one never can be 100% sure. We’re proud and pleased to announce that we remain and are indeed, bed bug free. A bold statement to be sure, but a truthful statement. Let us tell you why.

Sunday October 15 – High School Scholarship Car Wash – Building Community!

car-washSunday, October 15, 10am-3pm

Domino’s Pizza Parking Lot 836 Ashley Blvd  New Bedford

What better way to help local High School seniors offset some of their upcoming higher education costs than by us helping to build up scholarship funds?

We’re proud and privileged to be a small part of helping.

If for some reason, your car is always “spotless”,  please think about purchasing some on-line (below) “NO-SHOW” tickets to help local high school scholars!

Photos from last year are here.1

“CLICK” to buy one, or two or three or four tickets online!