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 stayed true to their Boston-area roots through a growing partnership with Big Sister. In the past five years, EMC has increased their philanthropic support of our programs for girls year over year. Vice Chairman, Bill Teuber has walked in our annual fashion show and secured valuable sponsorships as a member of our Big in Boston host committee. Additionally, Senior Vice President & Chief Public Affairs Officer, Chris Goode, has been pivotal in providing support for our mission through his advocacy for Big Sister at EMC.
EMC’s engagement with Big Sister highlights their investment in providing growth opportunities to women and girls, particularly in STEM, and encouraging volunteerism among their employees. “We want young women and girls to understand their potential and the opportunities available to them,” said Jessica Anderson, director of community involvement at EMC. “We want women and girls to know there is a place for them in the field of information technology.” In 2014, five women from EMC’s Boston-area offices stepped forward as Big Sisters, modeling these diverse career trajectories for their Little Sisters. Recently, EMC adopted a formal policy that will give employees the freedom to volunteer during the work day and afford more women the opportunity to become Big Sisters.
As we look ahead, EMC’s commitment to a growing corporate partnership will continue to be invaluable in getting #Girls2Great.
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.