Category Archives: CEO Blog

Umass Dartmouth, Student Video

QUESTION: What do Umass Dartmouth students; Mikella, Samantha, Tracy, Jennifer and Veronica have in common, besides being passionate about recycling, re-using and re-purposing?

ANSWER: They are bright and shining lights focusing on issues important to the whole world!

We cannot thank them enough for choosing us as an example.

Coalition of Community Organizations Come Together for Mental Health Awareness

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of local community organizations have been meeting to strategize response efforts for those most vulnerable in our communities. Having identified mental health as a critical need for many, these organizations have come together, with the generous support of a $25,000 grant from the South Coast Community Foundation, to create a campaign in effort to end stigma and strengthen mental health, aptly named Help and Hope Southcoast.

Big Value is more than a store!

For the past ten years, Big Value, has been a bright and shinning light focused on love and giving.

They have given us a ton of new items. They’ve given us financial help. They’ve sent us scores of volunteers. They’ve helped us collect tons if donations.They helped us get our Thrift Store up and running.

Recently we received several checks totaling a thousand dollars. Included was a note advising that when the ban on plastic bags was in enacted, BigValue offered paper bags to their shoppers, for ten cents per bag. We were surprised to learn that we are the recipients of that initiative. When we did the math, it works out to TEN THOUSAND plastic bags were saved from the land-fill.

When people ask us about Corporate Citizenship and Tangible Philanthropy, we smile and tell them our BigValue story! There are a thousand places to shop for basic essentials, quality goods and bargains. Why not visit Big Value in South Dartmouth and see for yourself what a bright and shining light looks like!

Learning a thing or two from Ollie!

Ollie, an 8 year-old, third grader, started a book club at Sippican Elementary in Marion this year.

Parents and Educators organized a holiday party for the book club group and all the kids decided to donate gifts to GiftsToGive instead of a gift exchange among them.

Ollie’s dad told us that it was great for Ollie to be able to learn more about all the kids and families that benefit from their donations.