Meet our Worcester, MA Team!
Simon Says Give expanded into the Worcester, MA area in 2017! Please meet our local team and contact them to get involved. Phone: 917-324-3094, email: Jim@simonsaysgive.org or Simon@simonsaysgive.org.
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Jim Eber has nearly three decades experience in public relations, marketing, and collaborating on books and projects with personalities and brands across a variety of consumer and business areas. He has been directly involved in the launch of 14 New York Times bestsellers and has been the writer on more than ten books in business and food. Not surprisingly, people find him much more interesting when he is writing about chocolate than management—including his wife and son who he is supporting in the launch of Simon Says Give in Worcester.
Meet Our MA Kid Board
Simon Eber, 16, founded the Worcester chapter in 2016 when he was looking for a way to give back and make a difference in the city. In 2017, while attending eighth grade at Forest Grove Middle School, he raised almost $7,000 himself to launch his first two initiatives: providing birthday parties to kids 5-12 and customized, fully stocked backpacks to rising at-need middle schoolers throughout the city. In 2018, Simon lead the charge to raise more than $32,000 and by June 2019 will have provided more than 1,000 backpacks filled with supplies, each worth about $75, directly to low income middle school students across Worcester. He also received a personal grant to more than double the number of birthdays the chapter will provide in 2019 to 55 bringing us close to 100 kids celebrated since we started! When he is not working on Simon Says Give, Simon plays lead guitar in his School of Rock show team rock band, climbs competitively and works at a rock climbing gym, plays soccer, and eats everything he possibly can, especially sushi and all Asian food, shellfish, and barbecue. He is now a sophomore at Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury.
Chloe Hsu, 14, is in eighth grade at Forest Grove Middle School in Worcester. She started volunteering at our annual backpack assembly in May 2018 and then took an entire day off from school to help us deliver more than 150 of those backpacks to students. She loves cooking, singing, an hanging out with friends in addition to helping out with Simon Says – Give Worcester where she has elevated the style of everyone around her. She is looking to run bigger projects in the future!
Morgan Blundell, 11, was the first applicant to our Kid Advisory Board. She started volunteering with Simon Says Give – Worcester in May 2018 when she attended our annual backpack assembly and she has been at every single event and meeting since. Born and raised in Worcester, she is the oldest of three girls. She loves to laugh and help others. She is in sixth grade at Midland Street School. She will be the heart of our group for years to come.
Brooklyn Michelle Flores, 12, is a STEM-powered kid leader with a passion in environmental science. Dedicating her downtime to understanding the ways of nature and how to preserve it, Brooklyn is a member of the Mass Audubon and the Audubon Society. As a volunteer at the Learning Hub – a STEAM maker program – Brooklyn is constantly finding new ways to merge her love for the planet with her critical STEAM skills, in an attempt to create new ideas and experiments to battle the current climate change crisis. When she is not learning about environmental science or working alongside the Simon Says team, Brooklyn indulges in all things creative like painting, learning the ukulele, building new inventions and eating her way through new restaurants, especially those serving dumplings and sushi. She is a sixth grade homeschooled student of Connections Academy.