Category Archives: CEO Blog

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.

40,000 New Volunteers arrive at GiftsToGive

April 4, 2019. Acushnet, Massachusetts

Too windy to go sailing or maneuvering a kite. Way, way too windy to fly, especially if you’re a honey bee! Which turns out to be perfect for motivating 40,000 volunteers into their new home! Seems the bees were in a hurry to get out of the wind, into their shelters and anxious to free their Queens.

If you’re thinking “what do honey bees have to do with a children’s charity”?
See our original story HERE.

Logan sets a most perfect example for all of us!

CEO Blog
Acushnet, Massachusetts

In the middle of a very hectic day, in walks Logan. Logan is 5 years-old. He was on a mission and needed to talk to someone in charge.

Luckily (for me), I was on duty and I received a huge dose of inspiration!