Category Archives: News from the Mill

A Bright and Shining Light!

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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!”

Theta Delta Chi walks the walk!

UMD-greeks_feb28On Saturday, we met brothers from Theta Delta Chi, at UMassDartmouth

Peter Coyne, Theta Delta Chi Brother and Education Major had this to say – “I wasn’t sure what to expect when my fraternity, Theta Delta Chi, would be helping at GiftsToGive. Obviously I assumed we would be packaging toys and other things for children in need, but what I didn’t expect was the eye opening experience it turned out to be. Going on a tour of GiftsToGive was the first thing my fraternity did when we got there. I never knew some little old factory could contain tens of thousands of various items that are shipped to kids in need every day from this facility.

MIB Group from Bridgewater State University sets a most perfect example!

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Five brothers from Men Integrated in Brotherhood (MIB) a student group at Bridgewater State spent the day with us, helping to build racking for our new thrift shop.

They learned a lot about working together, team work, tangible philanthropy and big citizenship. They also did a wonderful job!

Gary Chow, Secretary of the organization had this to say in an email to our CEO “Today, was my very first community service of the year. Today me and a few fellow brothers from Men Integrated Brotherhood went to GiftsToGive.

$669.28 – You’ve got to be kidding!

With over 30,000 SouthCoast children living in poverty, and with most of them living in single head of households with one or two siblings – getting ready for school is a huge stress point for these parents and almost an impossible task!

Please think about cleaning out your closets and dropping “gently-used” clothing at our new location in Acushnet! New hygiene and school supplies are needed too. Call us at 508-717-8715 to help organize a collection drive.

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