MassSTAR Citizenship Conference and the
General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts
Annual Service Project
Each year, we partner with the members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Massachusetts, one of our platinum sponsors, for a community service event during the MassSTAR Citizenship Conference. Volunteering and giving back to the community is one of the major tenets of the Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation, so it’s important to us to build service into the weekend experience.
This year, we will be volunteering with Blessing Bags, an organization that started Roanoke, Virginia that has a global impact. Blessing Bags provides basic health needs to families and orphan children in the Middle East, through the generosity of donors.
Blessing Bags currently work with other organizations in 24 states to help raise capital for humanitarian aids that work in the Middle East. We have an ambitious goal this year that every delegate leaves the MassSTAR Citizenship Conference knowing that he or she has helped to improve at least one life.
Our sponsors at the GFWC have been hard at work collecting items to include in these Bags, but we are also asking each delegate to bring one item to include in the Blessing Bags. Items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, cream, chapstick, deodorant, white socks, and facecloths can be found at your local dollar store. We do not want this to create a financial hardship for any of our delegates, but hope you will be able to make a small contribution toward the spirit of the event. Our Senior Facilitators will be reminding you of this when they speak with you prior to the conference, and we hope that you’ll help us to reach our goal!