Category Archives: Volunteers

UPDATE: You say tomato, we say tomahto!


gtg_garden_august2016What a harvest! One thousand, one hundred and fifty pounds (1,150) of organic, heirloom tomatoes!

President of the Horticultural Division, and Senior Beekeeper, Volunteer Bill O’Keefe, reports that we gifted 750 pounds of tomatoes, in 22 varieties, to the PACE Food Pantry, downtown New Bedford. Even better news, it appears our honey bee colony is thriving!

Video: Acushnet Inaugural Flight

September 10, 2016

Learn, Lead, Serve, Succeed

GiftsToGive_June2-2016_AdM_webLearn, Lead, Serve, Succeed is the mantra for the Alma del Mar Public Charter School.

We are huge fans of the work they do and especially of how much they have been able to accomplish since starting four years ago. We have always supported their community service efforts and we recently had a visit from their entire 5th grade class.

Photos from our day are here.

Rather than we tell the story, we asked 5th grader Rosa to interview some of her peers and send us a story.

Santander Volunteers, Set A New Record For Clothes Processing!

Last Monday, Santander colleagues spent the day with us.

GiftsToGive_June1-2015_ 004Shirley Gantz, VP of Partnership and Training said – “It was an overwhelming experience just to be able to see the amount of donations that come into the center on a daily basis. Tons of clothes, from infant to adult get donated on a weekly basis. We had the pleasure of inspecting and sorting the clothes into categories, sizes and genders. Thank you, GiftsToGive. Your passion for the underprivileged warmed all of our hearts. We look forward to enjoying another volunteer day with you and your “family” of volunteers.”

 Jim Stevens, our CEO had this to say – “Not one of these employees was paid to be here, they all volunteered on their own time. How good is that? What a bright and shining light these wonderful people are!”