Big Sister Boston raises 85% of our annual operating budget through private philanthropy. Your donation ensures the lasting impact of our organization on Greater Boston's girls. If you cannot make a cash contribution in support of our mission, but want to give in another way, browse the list below for a creative way to donate that works for you!
Donate clothing and household goods through the Big Brother Big Sister Foundation. A truck will be sent right to your home to pick up your donations. Profits from the Foundation are donated back to Big Sister Boston and to other local BBBS mentoring affiliates. Schedule a pick up online or call 1 (800) 483-5503 to schedule a pick up of your donations.
If you have tickets you'd like to donate to Big Sisters and/or Little Sisters (i.e. sporting events, cultural shows, musical performances, etc.) contact Taylor McCarthy at 617.236.8366. or email her.
You want to give, but you're low on funds! Here are some ways you can leverage your network to raise funds and give to Big Sister.
Donate while you surf the web using GoodSearch.com
When you search the web with GoodSearch (ID for Big Sister is 848139), money from Yahoo advertisers will go to Big Sister Association! Check it out, download the toolbar, and support Big Sister while surfing the web!
Donate office supplies or resources for staff use
Supplies and Resources
Free standing flip chart easel
Wall mounted flip chart easel
Dry-erase boards and markers
General office supplies including; pens, glue sticks, notebooks, post-it notes
Games for Little Sisters such as: Scattegories, Password, Bop It, Twister, Sorry, Parcheesi, Jenga, etc.
Game supplies including: dice, playing cards, balls of yarn, plastic spoons, hosiery
Art Supplies: Glue Sticks, Magic Markers, crayons, construction paper
Scrapbooks for Big and Little Sisters
Event favors for our annual volunteer appreciation breakfast
Journals for Little Sisters
Tissues and hand lotion for bathrooms
Head-sets for incoming calls (2)
Digital Cameras, with or without video recording capacity
Parking spot(s) or parking access in and around 161 Massachusetts Avenue
Audio Visual Services for large-scale events
Office Cleaning Services, including carpets
Donate a winter coat to a girl on our wait list
Every winter we ask Little Sisters on the wait list for their size and favorite color so that interested supporters can purchase them a new coat for the winter season. We'll post the link as soon as this year's campaign begins!
If you have other ideas for donating creatively, please contact Ari Brickman, Associate Director of Development, at 617.236.8079 or email her.