Big Sister offers the depth of programs and activities that we do thanks to our collaborations throughout Greater Boston. Big Sister partners with local corporations that allow employees to volunteer during the workday, colleges that encourage their students to give back, and area nonprofit organizations that connect women, girls, and families to critical resources. These valuable partnerships help us serve more than 2,600 girls annually with quality mentoring.
Big Sister is fortunate to partner with caring and committed community-based organizations and institutions that make a difference in children’s lives. Here are some of the organizations Big Sister is working with to ensure that girls and boys in our community are given opportunities to achieve their full potential.
Since 2012, Paul Revere Transportation has partnered with Big Sister Boston to provide pro bono transportation services to hundreds of Big and Little Sister matches. General Manager Richard “Doc” Daly, and Roxbury Division Manager Fred Jones, have worked together to ensure that our Big and Little Sisters have the transportation they need to benefit from a wide range of activities designed to strengthen their relationships and promote Little Sisters’ development. In 2014, Paul Revere’s fleet transported a total of more than 250 Big Sisters, Little Sisters, event volunteers, and staff to activities such as our Summer Picnic at Camp Harbor View, our Annual Appreciation Breakfast at the Westin in Waltham, the Massachusetts Conference for Women at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and safety and self-defense training at the Boston Police Academy.
Paul Revere Transportation has consistently treated Big Sister Boston as a priority client. Doc and Fred proactively resolve any challenges that might hinder their ability to provide transportation. The two often personally come out to supervise the boarding process to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Paul Revere’s warm and courteous drivers go above and beyond their duties: they transported a wheelchair-bound Little Sister all the way home with her Big Sister, rather than have them travel on the subway.
“As a company, we wanted to give back to the community. After the first event, the girls had so much fun we just wanted to continue to provide that support,” said Doc. Both Paul Revere Transportation and Big Sister look forward to continuing this crucial partnership.
Big Sister's Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Mia Roberts, with Fred Jones & Doc Daley of Paul Revere Transporation at our 2015 Annual Meeting.
Big Sister is proud to partner with companies that offer their employees time-off and flexible schedules to volunteer with Big Sister.
Premiere Corporate Partners: The following companies have more than 10 volunteer mentors and/or give more than $20,000 a year to Big Sister’s Annual Fund and Special Events.
Corporate Partners: The following companies have more than 5 volunteer mentors and/or give more than $10,000 a year to Big Sister’s Annual Fund and Special Events.
*Corporate Partner of the Year, 2015
Since 2009, EMC, a global leader in information technology services, has remained committed to its partnership and advocacy of the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. This commitment has included participation and support in the Association’s annual Fashion Show and signature event held each November. In addition, the Company encourages employee participation with a number of employees stepping forward in 2014 as Big Sisters, modeling diverse career trajectories for their Little Sisters. Recently, EMC adopted a formal policy that provides employees with extra flexibility to volunteer during the workweek to afford more women the opportunity to become Big Sisters.
Big Sister's Vice President of Development, Wes Enicks, with Daniel Walsh & Jessica Anderson of EMC at our 2015 Annual Meeting.
To find out more about how to partner with Big Sister, please call Mia Roberts at (617) 236-8065.