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For specific information, see the GREEN and BLUE menus above. Our stories are below the fold.

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For specific information, see the GREEN and BLUE menus above. Our stories are below the fold.

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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.

Birthday Boys: Brothers and Bright and Shining Lights!

In walk four year-old Tobias and six year-old Galen, with dozens of brand new toys and books to donate. They told us a remarkable story, that their parents  had helped them celebrate their respective birthdays; Tobias with a swim party and Galen with a football party. They asked their friends to bring an unwrapped present for GiftsToGive to help local children who were not as fortunate and would not get a birthday present!

A MUST READ: Strong at the Broken Places: The Resiliency of Low-Income Parents

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ABSTRACT
Despite the multitude of obstacles that low-income parents face, many of them succeed in helping their children flourish.

They raise children who possess the social-emotional competence needed to develop and keep friendships; establish good  relationships with parents, teachers, and other adults; and experience a range of achievements that contribute to their self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-efficacy.

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is a nonpartisan public policy research center at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

NCCP is dedicated to promoting the economic security, healthy development, and well-being of America’s low-income children and their families.

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!)