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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Simon Eber, 17, founded the Worcester chapter in 2016 while attending eighth grade at Forest Grove Middle School. Looking to honor the concept of “tikkun olam” (performing acts of kindness to repair the world), he wanted to give back and make a difference in his city and the Simons welcomed him. In 2017, he raised $7,000 himself to launch the two initiatives that define the chapter: providing birthday parties to kids 5-12 and customized, fully stocked backpacks to rising at-need middle schoolers. Nothing makes Simon prouder of than how his chapter has grown and impacted the city since then. He is honored to represent Simon Says Give and all the joy it brings. When he started the Worcester Chapter, he did not set any goals except to directly impact as many kids as he could. Now in his final year of high school, he still can’t believe how far the chapter has come: 1500+ middle school backpacks filled with supplies and 150 kids celebrated and counting. In addition to Simon Says Give, Simon plays lead guitar in several bands and was selected as a national School of Rock Allstar in 2019. He climbs competitively and works at a rock climbing gym, plays soccer, participates in Model UN, and eats everything he possibly can, especially sushi and all Asian food and barbecue. He is a senior at Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury.
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 twenty 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
Chloe Hsu, 16, is in tenth grade at Worcester Technical High School. She started volunteering at our annual backpack assembly in May 2018 and then took an entire day off from school that June 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, 12, 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 eighth grade at Forest Grove Middle School in Worcester and will be the heart of our group for years to come.
Brooklyn Michelle Flores, 13, is a STEM-powered kid leader with a passion for environmental science and entrepreneurship. Dedicating her downtime to understanding the ways of nature and how to preserve it, Brooklyn is a member of 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 critical STEAM skills to find new ideas and experiments for battling the climate change crisis. When she is not learning about environmental science or working alongside the SSG Worcester team, Brooklyn indulges her entrepreneurial side, running an online and onsite dog supply shop, Crate & Howl. She is an eighth-grade homeschooled student of Connections Academy.