Student volunteers join the GNBSPC walk!

Nathan Turner and Camron Frazier lead the GiftsToGive Walking Team

Nathan Turner and Camron Frazier
lead the GiftsToGive Walking Team

GiftsToGive student volunteers along with mentors Matt and Bob met up with over 400 neighbors in the first annual walk to raise awareness around the crisis we share as a community about the alarming rise in suicides, especially among teens.

Student leaders Nathan Turner and Camron Frazier took the point, they are GiftsToGive uber volunteers and founding members of the Gentlemen’s Round Table.

We were there to show our support for The Greater New Bedford Suicide Prevention Coalition and the work they do.

GiftsToGive’s CEO, Jim Stevens said “In the four years we have been in New Bedford we’ve lost six children, four were in middle school. When children choose suicide as a solution to their current problems, it is beyond tragic, there is no word to describe it. How can a parent or grandparent, uncle or aunt, sibling, cousin or friend recover from that?”  Jim went on further to say “that unless and until we build a more caring community, nothing was going to change and how very proud he was of the GiftsToGive student volunteers and their mentors for “walking the walk” – not only to raise awareness, but to start to make the change!”

Visit the Greater New Bedford Suicide Prevention Coalition website and sign up for their email list.

Together, we can and will make a difference!

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