We’re Giving Back!At 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.
Giving Back During the Giving Season:
Annual Turkey Drive
It’s that time of year again! Our Student Council is hosting its annual Turkey Drive. In previous years, they raised money to make baskets of food for families of our students in need, which contained all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Student Council will instead put the money they raise towards purchasing grocery store gift cards so those families can buy everything they need to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner at home.
• Thanksgiving gift cards are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Families who will be receiving Thanksgiving gift cards are kept confidential.
• The deadline to request a Thanksgiving gift card is Friday, October 22nd.
This community service project serves as an opportunity for our students to practice gratitude and give back to our community. If you are interested in a Thanksgiving gift card or want more information about our other financial support services, please contact your teen's school counselor.
If you would like to donate in support of this program, simply contact one of our Student Council Advisors:
Dine Out & Do Good: SkillsUSA Charity Dinner
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 (except for the October dinner) inside the Three Seasons Restaurant and consists of a themed buffet, dessert, and beverage.
Come dine and unwind for a great cause at one or more of these delicious dinners:
• October 13th – Chicken Cordon Bleu
• November 4th – Roast Turkey
• December 2nd – Ham Dinner
• January 6th – Roast Chicken
• February 3rd – Roasted Pork Loin
• March 3rd – Lasagna
• April 7th – Chicken Parmesan
• May 5th – Porketta
Proceeds will benefit the Be Like Brit Foundation and the BVT SkillsUSA Chapter.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Dinner seatings are scheduled for 5:00, 5:30, 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 email 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.
Making a Difference!
The spirit of giving back is an essential
part of our culture and our students,
teachers, and staff are the driving force.
See how they continue to make a difference.