Good Deeds – The Good Beads Project!

GiftsToGive_GoodBeads_03Two remarkable young women paid us a visit this afternoon,  Fairhaven High School seniors, Maddie and Hannah. They made a gift to us in the form of a check for $660!

GiftsToGive_GoodBeads_01They told us a most amazing story. “Jewelry-making is an ordinary activity that many young girls enjoy throughout adolescence. Making friendship bracelets and key chains is a memorable part of our childhood. Last Spring, we reconnected with the hobby by learning the practice of fabricating a sophisticated, marketable bracelet. We spent the spring preparing to sell ‘Good Beads’ at Fairhaven’s annual homecoming fair. ‘Good Beads’ are a variety of beaded bracelets made from wire and macrame string.

GiftsToGive_GoodBeads_02We brought in a $660 profit from the fair with the intentions of donating all proceeds to GiftsToGive. We feel honored to have contributed to an organization that pursues a focused movement against child poverty.

As a non-profit striving to become self-sustaining, they embody the importance of compassion within a community. GiftsToGive’s efforts to provide individualized support to local families are unique, and we had no doubt that the donation would be put to good use.” –Hannah Abrantes, Madeline McLaughlin, Co-founders, The Good Beads Project.

GiftsToGive_November15-2014_ 038Jim Stevens, CEO and founder of GiftsToGive had this to say – “On an an average day, we talk a lot about connecting children to giving and service. On a better than average day, we talk about service learning, philanthropy and citizenship. On an extra-ordinary day we talk about youth philanthropy and young social entrepreneurs.

Today we’re talking about Hannah and Madeline who for us; not only define the best of what our youth can be but also a most perfect example and a pure and bright and shining light of building a more caring community.”

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