Giving BackAt BVT, we encourage our students to get involved and give back to their community and their school. Each year, numerous charitable activities and events are organized by student groups, clubs, and teams.In addition to helping others, community service furthers our mission by creating opportunities for students to be immersed in value-based learning. Giving back provides our students with additional soft-skills such as humility, integrity, and collaboration that will help them succeed in both their personal and professional lives.
Everyone Should Have a
Warm Coat to Wear this Winter
Do you have a coat you don’t wear anymore? Your spare coat can help families in need stay warm and cozy this coming winter. The Fashion Club is running a coat drive throughout the month of November and donating new or gently worn coats to to organizations such as MASSCAP, Salvation Army, Women’s Lunch Place, and DCF.
Donation boxes are located in the front entrance of the school, Student Services, and outside the BRC. All size coats are welcome. Donate a coat today and bring warmth to those in need.
For more information, contact Danielle Winske at 508–529–7758 x3012 or Alyson Turner at 508–529–7758 x3101.
Four-Legged Friend Drive
Join our students and staff as they lend a helping hand to local animal shelters this holiday season with our Four-Legged Friend Drive. From Monday, November 5th through Friday, December 21st collection boxes will be placed throughout the school where we're accepting donations of food and water bowls, collars and leashes, brushes and grooming tools, pet beds, towels, blankets, toys, kitty litter and wet and dry food for homeless and unwanted animals awaiting adoption. The supplies will benefit the Milford Humane Society and the Milford Animal Control as well as other area animal organizations.
For more information contact Karen VanKeuren at 508–529–7758 x2527 or see one of the junior class officers.
Join Us in the Walk to End Pancreatic Cancer
Our students and staff honor our longtime HVAC&R instructor and football coach Derek Yancik each year by participating in the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s PurpleStride Walk to End Pancreatic Cancer. This year our team, Yancik Strong, will step up to Wage Hope on Sunday, November 4th at 11:00 a.m. on the Boston Commons. Throughout the year the team raises money through clothing fundraisers, bake sales, give back nights, and much more. Since the team’s inception in 2017, it has raised more than $15,000 toward finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.
Purple ribbons just aren’t enough. Please consider helping us build awareness for this important cause by donating to team Yancik Strong, or by joining our students and staff at the walk.
SkillsUSA Charity Dinner
Each year, students from our SkillsUSA chapter and Culinary Arts program organize a series of fundraising dinners to benefit charitable organizations and causes. Each all-you-can-eat dinner is held on a Thursday evening inside the Three Seasons Restaurant and consists of a themed buffet, dessert, and beverage.
• October 4th – Italian
• November 1st – Roast Turkey
• December 6th – Pot Roast
• January 10th – Roast Pork
• January 31st – Meatloaf
• February 28th – Roast Chicken
• April 4th – Baked Fish
• May 9th – Porketta
Proceeds will benefit the Be Like Brit Foundation, the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, and the BVT SkillsUSA chapter.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Dinner seatings are scheduled for 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Book your reservations today by calling Kathleen Manoogian at 508–529–7758 x3109 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sporty’s Closet: A Goodwill-Style Center for Students
In 2014, the Student Council created “Sporty’s Closet,” an easily and privately accessible Goodwill-style center for students, faculty, and staff in need on our campus. Sporty’s Closet is setup to look like a true closet with hangers, drawers, hooks, and shoe racks for students to browse. Students can select gently worn clothing, shoes, and outerwear in addition to hygiene products and formal or semi-formal apparel for events like prom and homecoming. Sporty’s Closet is made possible by donations from students, faculty, staff, and community members.
If you would like to donate to Sporty’s Closet, please contact Megan Potenti at 508–529–7758 x2503 or Danielle Cann at 508–529–7758 x2521.
Help Make a Difference!The spirit of giving back is part
of the culture here at BVT and
our students are the driving force.
Help them make a difference at one
or more of these charitable events.