FALL RIVER: Sarah MacDonald-Miles is like the Energizer bunny—she keeps giving back. Only for her, it’s the less fortunate that are the recipients of her big heart.
MacDonald-Miles, a Lockview High student and creator of the non-profit Links of Love, spoke to the Me-to-We team at Georges P. Vanier Junior High in Fall River last month about her Jeans 4 Teens campaign, in support of Brunswick Street Mission.
Following the Fall River girls speech, students in the club at the school brought in more than 200 jeans which were given to MacDonald-Miles during a visit to the school in early February. The Laker was on hand to cover it.
“It’s amazing to get 200 jeans,” said MacDonald-Miles. “I can’t believe how many kids wanted to help[ out the community.
“It’s an awesome feeling to see there’s so many people wanting to help.”
She said it’s good to see there’s other generous kids like her wanting to help the less fortunate.
“Everybody wants to help out everybody,” she said. “It’s not just one person wanting to help, there’s a whole school.”
MacDonald-Miles said Jeans 4 Teens is going to do a few more campaigns, including possibly throwing a challenge to Lockview High to collect more than 200 jeans.
For the students, it was a great experience to be involved in, said Anna Jollimore.
“It was really awesome because now we know we’re going to be helping out lots of kids who don’t have jeans,” she said. “It’s a really nice feeling to get to know people out there who don’t have something now will have something shortly.”
She was amazed at what the group was able to do.
“It’s amazing how if everyone works together we can go ahead and make life better for others,” said Jollimore.