The first day of school will be here before you know it and children are getting excited to head back to the classroom.
As you can imagine, the demand for school supplies is big: students need supplies — from pencils to markers and rulers, as well as crayons and backpacks — to prepare for the upcoming school year. For families who are financially struggling, purchasing supplies is not an option.
At The B Fund, we believe it’s important now more than ever to arm kids with the necessary tools to succeed in school and life success.
From July 31st – August 14th, we invite you to join us for our online Back to School Supply Drive benefitting Boston Community Pediatrics and the communities they serve. Your involvement will enable us to provide students in underserved communities with the necessary supplies needed for a successful start to the new school year.
Participate in one of two ways:
- SHOP: Visit our Amazon “Supply Wish List.” All purchases will be shipped to The B Fund’s School Supply Command Center. SHOP NOW by clicking HERE
- DONATE: Did you know that a donation of $35.00 provides ONE student with a backpack filled with supplies? DONATE NOW
Your help is needed now more than ever! Our team of volunteers are aiming to assemble 100 backpacks filled with supplies. Join us now and help students start their year off strong.
Together we can make a difference.
Start shopping now and make a difference!
Exciting new programs are coming to The B Fund and as we look towards the future, we have to say goodbye to our annual Halloween Candy Drive.
For six years, our Halloween Candy Drive inspired over 7,000 individuals to donate their beloved Halloween candy. This generosity enabled us to donate over $92,000 to local organizations caring for critically ill children and their families.
As the program grew with popularity, restrictions on donated candy became an obstacle not only in hospitals but also in other human service organizations.
While we know this news may come as a disappointment some of you, below are several organizations that will accept donated candy:
Thank you for your continued support. Be on the lookout for information about new programs coming your way. In the meantime, have a BOO-tiful Halloween.
From now until April 2, 2021, The B Fund will be accepting applications for its Youth Advisory Board. Select applicants will join existing board members who are performing acts of kindness both small and large, while contributing their voices to help shape our programs.
The board will be divided into three small groups and the content for each group will be age appropriate, interesting, and fun:
*Mini: 5th – 6th Grade
*Junior: 7th – 9th Grade
*Senior: 10 – 12th Grade
Members will gain an opportunity to learn about The B Fund, its daily operations and the grant making process. At the end of each year, members will participate in a giving circle that will enable them to allocate a specific amount of funds to a local organization providing resources to critically ill children and their families.
For planning purposes, please be aware each group will meet at least twice a year. Due to COVID restrictions, meetings will take place via zoom and then in person if restrictions are lifted.
*Please note, you do not need to live in the Boston area to be a member of the Youth Advisory Board. We currently have several members who live in different states across the US.
If you are interested in joining us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure you include the following information:
-A brief statement on why you want to be a member of The B Fund’s Youth Advisory Board.
Emails must be received by April 2, 2021. Once received, a member of The B Fund team will be in touch with the next steps in the application process.