Category Archives: Youth Philanthropy

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:

Inspiration from a ten year-old! (Really)

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We could tell the story, but it is much better coming from a Mom!

“Leah volunteered in December at the GiftsToGive Philanthropy Factory. While we were there, she learned that they were in need of new soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, children’s under garments and children’s toothbrushes. When Leah heard this she knew she wanted to help.

It hit close to her heart since her family is very involved in sports. Sports equipment is all over her house, she wanted every kid to be able to have a ball.

Leah turned 10 on February 18th and for her sleepover, she asked that everyone bring items for GiftsToGive in lieu of gifts. She was very excited to see the amount of balls that everyone donated!”