NEWS & EVENTS
Big B Store Open Black Friday ...
Offices Closed & No Residential Pickups
Thurs. Nov. 26 and Fri. Nov. 27
Pickups resume Sat. Nov. 28
More Designer Items Just Arrived
#greenlightavet Remembering Veterans Throughout November
Foundation's Matriarch Retires After 17 Years!
Urban Raid Boston Kickoff 10/24
Portion of proceeds donated to BBBSF
MC Brian (l) with BBBSF Exec Dir Steve
Want to Text Your Pickup?
Please note, you must call 800-483-5503 - just once - to register to receive texts. Thank you!
Employee in the Spotlight: Monika Dunning
L-R Monika with staff members Cletie & Gwen
Shoes. Shoes. Shoes! $2.95 & up.
Expanded section includes new & designer brands.
We Thank Our Business Partner Society For Marketing Professional Services
(photo courtesy of Frank Monkiewicz Photography)
Lapel's Dry Cleaning Collects 11, 565 lbs of clothing for kids at risk.
Click here to read more about the partnership
Mary K. Goode School PTA Drive A Super Success
Thank you to our fantastic drivers & volunteers!
Transitions of Boston Partnership
Transitions of Boston, an affiliate of Bay Cove Human Services & member of the MA Clubhouse Coalition provides effective, compassionate care to over 20,000 individuals and families who face the challenges of psychiatric disabilities.
“In May 2013, our organization took over the management of Big Brother Big Sister Foundation’s donation POD in Allston,” explains Vinnette Mckay, Transitions of Boston’s Director. “Our members, who have staffed the POD for over three years, learn the skills that will allow them to go back to work in a competitive job market.”
The POD, which Stop & Shop is generously hosting on its property at 60 Everett St, Allston, is open weekdays 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and both weekend days 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The New England grocery chain hosts four other PODs across MA in partnership with BBBS Foundation. With support from Transitions, three females and two males, ranging in age from their late 30s to mid-50s, manage the POD’s daily activity.
“BBBSF has been great,” Vinnette said. “We didn’t really have any information from the previous contract holder and Steve and Carolyn Davidson (The Foundation’s CFO) couldn’t be more flexible.”
An "Employer of the Year" for 7th Consecutive Year by Two Clubhouses!
Our Trucks collected gently used donations across Hopkinton on Marathon Monday.
It was our 10 year participating - we were honored!
**We regret that we cannot accept yard sale
"leftovers" at the store or for pickup**
Big Brother Big Sister Foundation
Thanks to Impact for Good and Goji car insurance company, 15 bicycles and helmets were donated to Little Sisters on August 19 at the Harry Parker Boathouse in Brighton.
Sisters enjoyed lawn games & food while Goji employees assembled the bikes, and mechanics checked for safety compliance.
Your donations help to support more than 16,000 children in the Greater Boston area & Southern New Hampshire by providing them with one-to-one friendships with adult mentors. We donate 100% of the net profits from your donations to mentoring programs across MA & Southern NH.
Did you know?
- Last year, we raised enough funds to match 348 "littles" with "bigs." Kids with mentors stay in school. Our community saves $12,500 per year for every year who stays in school.
- Over the course of the year, we have had ~95 clubhouse members from MA Clubhouse Coalition on our payroll. For every gainfully employed clubhouse member, our community saves $21,000. (Named Employer of the Year by the MA Clubhouse Coalition for the 7th Consecutive Year.)
- We also offer "second chance" employment for those out of rehab or released from prison.
- We recycle electronics & reduce the amount in landfills.
- Every fall, we donate coats and backpacks to school-aged children in underserved communities.
In short, for every dollar we spend, we return $1.34 to the community.
And we couldn't do it without you - Thank you!
Our drivers are on the road every day picking up, all across MA & So. NH. Schedule today ...
4 Ways to Schedule a Pickup
Text "donate" to 4BBBSF (must call - just once - to register first)
Through our Website
Scan below with your Smartphone
We regret that we cannot make "after yard sale" leftover pickups.
If you're interested in becoming a Big or a Little, just visit Boston Bigs for more information!
Mentoring programs include:
- Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
- BBBS of Greater Attleboro
- BBBS of Greater Lowell
- BBBS Middlesex
- BBBS of New Bedford
- Old Colony Y BBBS
- BBBS of Greater Nashua and Greater Salem
- BBBS of Western New Hampshire
- BBBS of Greater Seacoast
Green Harbor Auctions for excellent, brand new college themed shirts, blouses, sweats
Shop Fashion Project for high end merchandize & help kids at risk too!
Calling All MA Schools!Do you want to make over $1,000 a year?
Stop selling raffle tixs & candy. No standing outside grocery stores. More money. Less stress.
Falmouth Middle School makes several thousand twice a year.
No bin on school property. And we pay up to 15 cents per pound. It's easy & hassle-free. You make more $ and, best of all, help kids at risk. Have your club facilitator call Steve at 1-800-483-5503 TODAY!
Business Partner Spotlight: JLS Mailing read hereLearn More: 1-800-483-5503
BBBSF does not use automated/robo-calls to reach donors
Employee Spotlight: Anna Santos
Visit the Big B Store on any given day and you are sure to find Anna Santos sorting and hanging the clothes that come in daily from donors. “Anna is an excellent worker, “ Mario Allen, Store Manager, says.
Holy Moley also happens to be Anna’s favorite expression … she can be heard saying it many times throughout the day.
Anna can also be heard speaking multiple languages. “She is our translator,” Mario explains. “I lost count on how many languages she speaks, but she is able to help lots of customers and make them feel comfortable.”
You might not know Anna is working away behind that blue tarp curtain because she is very quiet. But if you get close enough to the back room, you can hear her singing.
The Foundation could use a dozen more Annas!