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Other Ways to Give

Big Sister Boston raises more than 80% 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 financial 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!

Raise Funds For Big Sister

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a great way to support our programs by engaging your network to donate to a cause that is important to you: Big Sister!

  • In lieu of gifts or favors at a birthday party, bridal shower, wedding, or other special event, make a donation to Big Sister
  • Participate in a road race, triathlon, marathon, or cycling event in support of Big Sister Boston
  • Have party guests make a donation in lieu of gifts to the host 
  • Donate proceeds from a car wash, lemonade stand, yard sale, or bake sale
  • Host a Big Sister Boston benefit night at your business with a portion of the sales going to support our mission
  • Request a grant for Big Sister Boston in recognition of your volunteer hours

Donate While You Surf The Web or shop amazon

Good Search

When you search the web with GoodSearch.com (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! 


Simply use this link to shop Amazon.com smile.amazon.com/ch/04-2150651 and generate donations for Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc or use the app:

AmazonSmile customers can now support Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’
  3. Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here for instructions.

Donate Tickets

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.) email Amanda Bowen or contact her by phone at 617.236.5316.

Donate To Our Little Sister Wish list

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!

Donate Office Supplies Or Resources For Staff Use

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

  • Juice boxes

  • Non-perishable snacks

  • Favors/takeaways for our annual Big and Little Sister events

  • Journals for Little Sisters

  • Head-sets for incoming calls 


  • Photography 

  • Audio Visual Services for large-scale events

  • Printing

If you would like to donate office supplies or have other ideas for donating creatively, please email us at bigsister@bigsister.org or call 617.236.8060