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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: The foundation solicits and collects used clothing & household items from the public and sells those items in bulk to raise funds primarily for big brothers big sisters of hampden county and nutmeg big brothers big sisters, two 501(c)(3) public charities.

Programs: The foundation collected and delivered over 100,000 cubic feet of donated clothing and household items to its contracted carrier. The foundation then distributed $275,502 to the big brothers big sisters of hampden county, inc. (ma), nutmeg big brothers big sisters, inc. (ct), big brothers big sisters of central mass/metrowest, inc. (ma), big brothers big sisters of franklin county, inc. (ma), and big brothers big sisters of berkshire county, inc. (ma).

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Repeated calls for donations after asking to be removed from list, twice!

9

Donor

Rating: 1

Last fall I donated a ton of items such as small appliances, furniture, lighting, sports equip & clothing..... The driver was sketchy & was alone with no assistance.... He was very unprofessional & threw everything into the back of the truck, including fragile items that were clearly marked. Even lamps! I can't imagine what these items ended up looking like when his truck arrived back! I felt very disrespected & regretted my choice of charity.... I wanted to pass on my belongings because they were all in good to excellent condition & was hoping children & families would find them useful & gratful to have things that otherwise could not afford.

3

Former staff

Rating: 1

Seems like a scam and there workers need to be drug tested because they have drug addict supervisors no KOSHER

4

Donor

Rating: 4

mostly good with this company - they call, arrange to pick up my items, leave a receipt. once didn't show up tho and stuff stayed out waiting until I called so that not good! but it's an organization I choose to donate to over others.

7 Diane43

Donor

Rating: 1

I just had a truck driver from this company absolutely kick my donation across the road and cussing. I will never donate to this foundation again.

11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Unfortunately my feelings/support for Hartsprings Foundation and Big Brothers/Sisters of CT has been ruined. Without permission your organization picked up three stuffed bags of Toddler winter clothing from my front porch - these were left there for my own brother to pick up for his grandson. Your insurance company, The Hartford, is insulting when they offer $100 per bag of clothes which were new or worn only one season by a toddler. Your organization should 1] never pick up anything from anyone not marked specifically for you 2] get another insurance carrier who will understand the value of clothing and the reason such are passed on after one/no use.