2016-01-21 / Front Page

Project Re-Give Delivers Big


The bounty of holiday gift-giving often brings with it one or two unwanted or duplicate gifts, and the problem of what to do with them. Three years ago it was the brainchild of Hogan Associates co-owner Matt Hadfield (second from left) to come up with an idea of how to turn a post-holiday minus into a year-round plus. The result was Project Re-Give, a local initiative that collects and distributes regiftables to be used year-round. It started with Lucy’s Hearth; this year Hogan Associates has partnered with Lucy’s Hearth and the Women’s Resource Center to gather and distribute the recycled presents. From Dec. 15 – Jan. 8, donations of children’s toys and other items filled 21 collection bins – double the 2014 amount. Standing here with Hadfield, l-r, are: Leslie Hogan, co-owner, with Hadfield, of Hogan Associates; Lori DiPersio, executive director, the Women’s Resource Center; and Hogan real estate agent Michele Mullowney. Lucy’s Hearth Executive Director Jennifer Barrera was unable to attend. (Photo by Kirby Varacalli) The bounty of holiday gift-giving often brings with it one or two unwanted or duplicate gifts, and the problem of what to do with them. Three years ago it was the brainchild of Hogan Associates co-owner Matt Hadfield (second from left) to come up with an idea of how to turn a post-holiday minus into a year-round plus. The result was Project Re-Give, a local initiative that collects and distributes regiftables to be used year-round. It started with Lucy’s Hearth; this year Hogan Associates has partnered with Lucy’s Hearth and the Women’s Resource Center to gather and distribute the recycled presents. From Dec. 15 – Jan. 8, donations of children’s toys and other items filled 21 collection bins – double the 2014 amount. Standing here with Hadfield, l-r, are: Leslie Hogan, co-owner, with Hadfield, of Hogan Associates; Lori DiPersio, executive director, the Women’s Resource Center; and Hogan real estate agent Michele Mullowney. Lucy’s Hearth Executive Director Jennifer Barrera was unable to attend. (Photo by Kirby Varacalli)

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