Category Archives: News from the Mill

Listening to Reshma!

“We’re raising our girls to be perfect, and we’re raising our boys to be brave”, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code.

Sajama has taken up the charge to socialize young girls to take risks and learn to program — two skills they need to move society forward. “To truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half of our population, she says. “I need each of you to tell every young woman you know to be comfortable with imperfection.”

Listening to Wendy – A student’s perspective on service.

GiftsToGive_September22-2015_Tabor_ 038-1920x1079Tabor Academy student Wendy Liu accepted the assignment of reporting back on her group’s volunteer experience yesterday. Here is what she had to say – “September 22 may be another mundane Tuesday for most students, but not for those at Tabor. Today was our Service Day which takes place every semester; students and faculty members volunteer in various places, one of which is GiftsToGive.

Some from Tabor have been to GiftsToGive multiple times, while others stepped into the factory for the first time today. Caitlin, a junior to Tabor, is new to this activity. Today she sorted clothes for adults and kids. She recounts that the most difficult part of the job was to decide what to re-cycle because she wanted to “keep everything.” In addition, the day at GiftsToGive has been influential, for she believes that their Directors’ empowering speech makes people “reevaluate [their] circumstance[s]” and rethink how fortunate they are.

Fairhaven Neighborhood News, August 20, 2015

A huge GiftsToGive thank you to Beth Davis for the publicity, but even more importantly for truly being a bright and shining light in our community!FAIRHAVENNEWS_AUGUST20-2015_001

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A Bright and Shining Light!

Allison Thomas. Allison and Sierra

Thomas, Allison and Sierra

Thomas, Allison and Sierra are students at U Mass Dartmouth. They’re also representatives for Greek Life on campus. We’ve partnered with the Greek Life Council at UMD to help us connect middle school students to giving and service. We’re starting with their working together on Saturdays at the factory.

Thomas Leman, Student leader had this to say – “Today, we were able to take a few short hours and work at something that’s making life easier for children throughout the SouthCoast. As Greek life students (Phi Sigma Sigma and Chi Phi), we know how fortunate we’ve been to get to college and find familial support in our organizations. We now have a chance to help those less fortunate than us and to be that support for the young boys and girls who volunteer at GiftsToGive. We can be examples of hard work and perseverance to empower other student volunteers to do well in school and life. We look forward to being repeat volunteers and mentors to influence and foster greater success for local youth!”