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 Amanda Bowen at 617.236.5316 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.
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!
Shopping on Amazon? You can add support for Greater Boston's girls to your cart with the click of a button! Many of our programs involve crafting or science activities that require supplies. You can help by visiting our Amazon Wish List and ordering a donation of supplies for our Big and Little Sisters to draw, collage, make slime, and most importantly, strengthen their bonds through quality time together. Take me to the Wish List!
Supplies and Resources
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
Favors/takeaways for our annual Big and Little Sister events
Journals for Little Sisters
Head-sets for incoming calls
Audio Visual Services for large-scale events
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 Erin Barfield, Associate Director of Development, at 617.236.8079 or email her.