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The BIG Dig 2020

Status UPDATE – We have temporarily CLOSED for Volunteers and Donations at the Factory and for Customers at our Thrift Store!

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 8

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Listening to Chloe

115 Old Rochester Regional Junior High School students spent last Thursday and Friday with us. We ask each group for a “journalist” to write about their experience.  Rather than our writing their story, they did. Student Chloe Bean had this to say:

“When I first found out that my 8th grade class was going to take a field trip to GiftsToGive, I was excited, but a little unsure of how we’d be helping out. What I learned is that at GiftsToGive, there are new donations being dropped off everyday, and therefore, there is always a job to be done. Many of my classmates were doing tasks like sorting and folding clothes, cataloging comic books and deciding their age levels, checking for missing pieces in puzzles and games, and even cleaning and dressing toy dolls. I helped out by cleaning toys and sorting them into boxes by category, and interviewing my classmates about their experience of the day in order to write this article.

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!