Category Archives: Youth Philanthropy

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.

Learning a thing or two from Ollie!

Ollie, an 8 year-old, third grader, started a book club at Sippican Elementary in Marion this year.

Parents and Educators organized a holiday party for the book club group and all the kids decided to donate gifts to GiftsToGive instead of a gift exchange among them.

Ollie’s dad told us that it was great for Ollie to be able to learn more about all the kids and families that benefit from their donations.

Why we volunteer

Rising Tide Students Reflect a Bright and Shining Light!

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When people ask us why we do the work we do. We talk about the children we meet every day.

Today we met teens from the Rising Tide School in Plymouth. They sorted through a ton of children’s clothes and enabled us to help dozens of  local children who don’t have warm clothing.

Rather than us talking, we wanted you to hear what student Anna Smith had to say: