Ways to Give Back

By: Grace Mastroianni

Staff Writer

 

Are you ever finding yourself interested in helping out your fellow human beings but aren’t sure how? Here’s the solution! We at The Comment have compiled a list of places for you, the student (or professor), to check out and help! The time of giving and the time to volunteer are synonymous!

 

Father Bill’s & MainSpring: Their main mission is to end homelessness once and for all and they appreciate any help they can get in their noble endeavor. The company has been in existence for over three decades and has helped so many people over that time. They assist in various ways, such as emergency/permanent housing and helping people obtain skills, jobs, and housing. If interested, either call 508-427-6448 x2283 or email them at volunteer@helpfbms.org.

 

Big Brother Big Sister: Children are our future and that future needs to be nurtured. This company pairs children (Littles) with older, adult mentors (Bigs) in order to create lasting/impactful relationships and experiences for young adults and children. Bigs of any gender are welcome, but Big Brother’s are especially in demand. To join or gain more information, contact them at http://www.bbbsmb.org or call at (617) 542-9090.

 

School on Wheels: This program allows trained volunteers to become tutors for children facing homelessness. There is also the position of the mentor, who’s job is to help high school students figure their way through secondary education, such as college or vocational training. Donations such as school supplies, bags, and other various items to help children during this tough time are also greatly appreciated! Call them at (508) 587-9091 for more information.

Also, don’t forget to check out the Bridgewater State University’s Community Service Center for even more opportunities and updates about the local community and to find ways to help out. While you’re enjoying your Thanksgiving with friends and family, maybe think about spending some time giving back this year!

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