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Bridgewater State University - "Fridays of Service"

Recently, we were thrilled to have a bunch of hard-working, friendly, fun volunteers in our stockroom.  The Bridgewater State University employee volunteers helped us prepare and organize over 140 backpacks for the children in the Brockton motels and family shelters for the new school year.
All these folks came over from Bridgewater State University as part of their "Fridays of Service" program.  They helped us in our continuing efforts to pack over 600 backpacks with school supplies for the students we service in local shelters, motels and other sites.

BSU Volunteers pick school supplies for backpacks

We asked Diane Bell,  Director of the Community Service Center at Bridgewater State University to tell us more about the "Fridays of Service" program.  
Here is what Diane had to tell us...

" In support of the University's core values, the Community Service Center and the Office of Human Resources have joined efforts to offer "Fridays of Service." Once a month, students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to engage in service learning while creating mentor relationships outside of the classroom. Participants have the opportunity to learn about different social issues (i.e. hunger and homelessness, poverty and education) while engaging in direct service together within our local community."

Bridgewater State University Volunteers
Bridgewater State University Volunteers

We are grateful to Diane and the departments at Bridgewater State University for encouraging their students and employees to reach out in to their communities and make a real difference for kids in need. 
Director, Cheryl Opper, with volunteers
Executive Director, Cheryl Opper, with volunteers
Thank you to the BSU Volunteers:
  • Diane Bell
  • Rose Gage
  • Barbara George
  • Fran Barth
  • K.M Turpin
  • Barbara Freeman
  • Emilie Bent
  • Mary Ellen West
We love Bridgewater State University students and Faculty!!
We are extremely grateful for their continued support for our students who have lost their homes.

Bridgewater State University is one of our strongest community partners.  They help make our work possible!

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