Category Archives: Think About It
How to deliver criticism so employees pay attention.
Why hasn’t human labor become redundant and our skills obsolete?
According to our accountants, that is 900 pairs. At three pairs of socks per child, in every gift package we distribute, 300 local kids in-need will have new socks in January!Read More »
Grace attends the Betsy B. Winslow Elementary School. She cleaned out her closets, attic and garage and encouraged her brother Max to do the same.Read More »
Today we met a most perfect grandmother, Jeanne Plourde and one of two young philanthropists; Galaxy.
Galaxy told us that she and her cousin Olivia had two backpacks full of school supplies to donate, for two children that were not as lucky as she and her cousin!
Talk about the power of giving!
We asked grandmother Jeanne to send us a note about how this all happened and here is what she wrote –Read More »
Kenny is not your average teenager. He did something amazing for his Eagle Scout Project.Read More »
Jason spent his senior year at Dartmouth High School, as our Social Entrepreneurial Intern. He then went on to Watson University, NYU and is currently at University of Cape Town.
We think Jason is a bright and shining light and a most perfect example of giving and service. Jason has also become a “For Real” Social Entrepreneur.
This project is important to Jason and we’re committed to help him start-up and launch – please help us, to help him. We’ll pass along 100% of all monies raised!Read More »
On a very rainy and cold Saturday morning sixteen Bishop Stang High School Students chose to make a difference. Their gift of donations and time will help over 50 local children, many of them homeless and all of them living in poverty!
Photos from our day are here.
Student Hallie Manchester had this to say about their visit – ” I woke up on Saturday at 7:30 to drive to Stang, where a medium sized group of us would meet before spending the day at GiftsToGive in New Bedford. Unsure of what to expect, I went through my normal morning routine and got breakfast with two of my friends who would be with me all day. When the three of us got to Stang, we went into one of the administration offices where there was a large amount of donated objects from clothes to children’s toys. As we loaded the bags and boxes into our cars, we were feeling anxious and wondered what this place was going to be like. We all were groggy and tired yet excited to be having the opportunity to help others.Read More »
Ashley attends Dartmouth Middle School.
She donated her entire collection of dolls, dollhouses, furniture and accessories from her “Sweet Street Collections”
Thirteen year-old Abby redefined giving, she collected and made a gift of 600 books as part of her Mitzvah project!Read More »
We see thousands of student volunteers every year, most are amazing! Some are extraordinary and then there is Olivia. To call Olivia super extraordinary or unbelievable, would be an understatement!
Olivia has volunteered with us for five months and in that time has directly helped hundreds of local children receive clothes, books, toys and other basic essentials. Recently she arrived with bags and bags full of brand new items to donate.
We asked her to tell us in writing what was going on and here is what she told us – ” I was first introduced to GiftsToGive while on a field trip with my fellow classmates and teachers from the Albert F. Ford Middle School here in Acushnet. After spending half of a school day volunteering in the building, I decided I would begin coming back throughout the summer. Through the course of the summer I worked to assemble clothing packages for children. When I first assembled the packages, I was blown away by how many orders there were to be filled.Read More »
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!Read More »
We met four remarkable young women today. Girl Scouts all and they were on a mission – a mission to make a difference.
We asked their leader to write a short background on this small but mighty group, this is what she had to say – “When we started our Girl Scout season this year we had a significantly smaller troop. The girls that stayed had one common interest and that was to volunteer and make a difference.
They started together as little girls being led by leaders. They are now young women making their own decisions and leading others to make a difference. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to make a difference. We look forward to coming back.”Read More »