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Sunday, December 10 – Crafts Fair For A Cause


Spend a little. Give a lot!

It is almost time for our fourth annual Holiday Bazaar and Craft Sale Fund Raiser inside the GiftsToGive Philanthropy Factory.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

We want to honor and celebrate local artisans! Holiday items, gifts, art,  jewelry, candy, wood workers and more. As is our policy; we are limiting tables to one (1) branded space or consultant, per product category; such as Avon, Pampered Chef, Tupperware etc. We hope to see you in December!


Local NBC Story here
Photos from past years

United For Families, Dinner Dance – December 16

The Unidos Para Familias Fund (United For Families) has been established at the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts to provide emergency support to families displaced from Puerto Rico who have temporarily fled their homes after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Read Mayor Mitchell’s Letter to Gov. Baker.

As  of Friday, 96 children and their families have sought shelter in the safe harbor of New Bedford. All monies raised will be distributed directly to these newly arrived families.

Selfless Service

When we look for inspiration, we see Ray Carpenter.
Ray is a bright and shining light and defines for us; a most perfect example of giving and service.

Family Thieves

This is a sad story.

For the last several weeks we’ve been experiencing a total mess, on our drop-off deck, when we come in on Mondays. Every single bag or box that was dropped off on Sunday when we were closed, had been opened or upended and a total mess. It was raining and a large percentage of the donations that were scattered were ruined. When we looked at the video recordings, we found a family of four thieves. An older adult female, a teen female, a young boy and an even younger little girl. We  have the license tag, from another security camera, but hope we are able to resolve this directly with the family rather than to file a criminal complaint.

Why it is so sad for us is; besides the stealing – the mess they left was ruined when it started to rain. Then of course there are the children are being educated about thieving! Taking something because you need it is one thing, destroying the balance is shameful, not to  mention the possibility of selling it at a flea market or yard sale.

If you know the family, please let us know – or ask them to call our CEO, Jim Stevens at 508-717-8715 x 111. (Clear images of the older two females are at 1:30 and 1:50)