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.
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.
Friends of Rachel Club: Sponsors Charity DinnersEach year, students from the BVT Friends of Rachel Club 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.Past beneficiaries of the Friends of Rachel Club Charity Dinners include the Special Olympics, the Shriner's Burn Unit, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Dinners Beneficiaries• September 8th – Ham St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital• October 13th – Italian Special Olympics• November 10th – Roast Turkey My One Wish• December 8th – Pot Roast Shriner’s Hospital• January 12th – Roast Pork The Happy Place• February 9th – Oven Roasted Chicken Leukemia & Lymphoma Society• March 2nd – Salisbury Steak Multiple Sclerosis• April 6th – Fish & Chips Autism Speaks• May 11th – Porketta Pets for Vets
Proceeds will also benefit the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, the Be Like Brit Foundation, and the Friends of Rachel Scholarship.Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Dinner seatings are scheduled every half hour from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Call Dawn Dubois at 508–529–7758 x2143 to book your reservation.
Dig Pink: Raises Funds for
Breast Cancer AwarenessUnder the guidance of long-time coach Barbara King, the BVT volleyball program has annually raised thousands of dollars to benefit the Side-Out Foundation's mission of raising breast cancer awareness through athletics.Through various events and collaborations with students from both BVT and area schools, the 2014 fundraising total of $8,532 was the largest amount raised in BVT's history, the largest amount raised that year in Massachusetts, and among the highest totals in the nation. BVT was recognized with the Side-Out Foundation's "Hard Hitting Award."
Treats 4 Our Troops:
Make A Delicious DonationIn a pretty sweet mashup of Halloween and Veterans Day, students and staff at BVT participated in the "Treats 4 Our Troops" program. Andrea Matellian (Class of 2016), an Upton resident and member of the SBHC student advisory committee, was credited with spearheading the candy drive, which raised a total of 155 pounds of leftover Halloween candy between November 3rd and November 12th. The candy was then shipped to members of the U.S. military stationed overseas.Contact us for more information on how you can get involved with the Treats 4 Our Troops program.
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.Sophomore Class Clothing Drive
Our sophomores are running a clothing drive
to raise money for The Epilepsy Foundationand for BVTs own Sporty Closet.
Clothing donations can be placed
in the collection bin outside
the Media Center or to Room 260.
Their goal is to collect 75 bags
of clothing by June 19th.
Fill a bag and help make a difference!