A “truck-load” of fun for the Jr. and Sr. Friends of The Plumb Library!


The power behind the drive – the Wheeler sisters: Victoria, Catherine, Amanda, and Emily .

GiftsToGive Saturday was a “truck-load” of fun. The Junior and Senior Friends of Joseph H Plumb Memorial Library, Rochester, hosted a “Give and Go” drive for GiftsToGive last Saturday.

Lisa Fuller, who manages Youth Services said – “The Jr. Friends, the library youth group,  created signs, and donned in their Jr. Friends T-shirts, parked themselves on the side of the roadway promoting donations!   They also helped people unload their cars. They received many wonderful baby items, lots of toys and clothes, and even some monetary donations. The Sr. Friends helped sort the items, and load up the truck. They were very excited that the truck was at least half full!”

The Wheeler sisters loading the Mahoney's Lumber truck with donations.

The Wheeler sisters loading the Mahoney’s Lumber truck with donations.

A special thank you to Sue Mello, of  2 Times Too  Thrifts and Gifts, in Wareham,  for donating items from her shop, and to the Rochester Historical Society for stopping by twice with items!

Mahoney’s Lumber in Mattapoisett donated one of their trucks for the day of the drive and Rochester Highway Department’s Bob LaFerriere gave up five hours on his day off to pick up an empty truck at Mahoney’s, deliver it to the Plumb, get it to the GiftsToGive mill and return it to Mahoney’s.

Lisa also said that “the Plumb Library enjoyed working with Martha Kay from GiftsToGive, and hopes to work with her on other projects. The Jr. and Sr. Friends will sponsor other drives.  Each time we hope to fill the truck more than we did the previous time!”

Jim Stevens, CEO and founder of GiftsToGive said that “The Jr. and Sr. Friends of the Plumb Library” collected enough great stuff to help over 100 local children in-need. With over 30,000 SouthCoast children living in poverty and with over 3,000 of these local children homeless – the need is tremendous. When people ask us how we are able to help so many families – we tell them about Lisa Fuller and the wonderful people at the Plumb Library and about the Wheeler sisters and their friends – and Mahoney’s Lumber and “Highway Bob” – working together and making such a tangible difference in the lives of so many local children who live in desperate situations. What a wonderful and magical place – the SouthCoast really is!”

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