Category Archives: News from GiftsToGive

Charlie Winterhalter Memorial Golf Tournament – October 2

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.

40,002 New Volunteers Arrive at the GiftsToGive Factory in Acushnet

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Beekeeper and Organic Gardner Extraordinaire, Bill O’Keefe

Uber Volunteer and Beekeeper Bill O’Keefe introduces 40,002 new volunteers to GiftsToGive

Uber volunteer Bill O’Keefe has volunteered (one more time!) to add beekeeping to his management of our tomato garden.

Each year we grow very special heirloom tomatoes, gifted to us by local attorney Bob Feingold. Seventy-five percent we donate to the city food pantry, the balance we divide among volunteers. Last year we harvested 1,100 pounds!

When researching bees, student interns discovered a mystery. Colony Collapse Disorder – Pesticides and the perfect crime. Widespread bee die-offs, and bees often just vanishing. One beekeeper calls it the Perfect Crime—no bodies, no murder weapon, no bees. What’s happening to the bees?

City On A Hill High School Students, Making A Difference

Twenty-five students and staff from City On A Hill High School spent their morning with us. We worked on gift packages, books and toys. Rather than us telling the story, we asked student Sarah Bethoney for an essay on their group experience.

Here is what Sarah had to say: “Coming to GiftsToGive was a great experience. Learning the process of how we can help the people in our community and seeing all the work that goes into it is a phenomenal thing to see. My peers and I came to GiftsToGive to volunteer by helping organize books, clothes and toys to go out to children.

ADULT Volunteers NEEDED!

We need ADULT Volunteer help! Spend an hour with us on May 19th and see what we’re up to. Can’t make the 19th ,,, no worries, just drop in any time you can! (We just won’t have trays of tasty treats!)