Jonathan Woods Visits the Duxbury Student Union to Inspire Youth to Make a Difference

Jonathan Woods | DSU | Under the Tree Foundation“Under the Tree Foundation” founder spoke to DSU

Friday evening, Nov. 17, the Duxbury Student Union (DSU) hosted speaker Jonathan Woods, young philanthropist and founder of the “Under the Tree Foundation,” to inspire young people to think about giving back and making a difference. Now a senior in high school, Jonathan recalls how back in middle school he experienced a true “aha moment” while shopping for holiday gifts with his mother. They were shopping to pick out a gift for a local toy drive when he had an epiphany: teens are often overlooked in holiday giving by charities and toy drives. Jonathan told his mother, “When I’m rich and famous, I’m going to create the “Under the Tree Foundation” and make sure all teens get what they want for Christmas.” Her response, he explained, changed his life forever, “Jonathan, you don’t have to be rich and famous to make a difference.” >Read More