Today is a historic day for Small Can Be Big. We would like to share the good news and announce that we are now officially registered as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
With $154,000 raised and 110 families helped, 2015 was an amazing year for Small Can Be Big and our online community!
#GivingTuesday was a success! Learn more about our efforts on our blog!
We couldn’t be more excited to be getting the word out about Small Can Be Big over the airwaves of Boston’s premier public radio station, WBUR.
Giving a few dollars and getting the word out in your social network are all great ways to make a difference…but there’s something just as powerful you can do: become a SCBB volunteer writer! And you can do it right from the comfort of your computer screen.
Our mission--to make small donations add up to big change for low- income families--is at heart a grass-roots, community-level endeavor...one with grass-roots supporters, and grass-roots tactics. So why had we never tried the most grass-roots tactic of them all: the local bulletin-board flyer?
After this record-breaking winter, as a city we’re looking at some sobering numbers: 110.3 inches of total snowfall; $2 billion impact on the Boston-area economy; second coldest February on record (17.5 degrees average), with 28 straight days of lows dropping to 20 degrees or colder between January and February. It was a tough winter season, to say the least—made especially tough by our enigmatic and unreliable public transportation system.
On March 25th, Small Can Be Big received an unusual referral. While most of our referrals assist families with housing, utilities, or medical emergencies, A’s story was different. A is a high school senior currently living in the foster care system due to physical abuse. She has proven to be incredibly resilient, excelling socially and academically.
Thank you once again for your energy and generous support throughout our 2014 Holiday Campaign! Not only did we raise over $28,000 in online donations, but we also successfully funded ALL 18 families on our site! AMAZING.
Five years on, with 544 families helped and $700,000 raised, Small Can Be Big continues to provide a beacon of light for those currently weathering the strongest of storms. As we push onward, I’m honored to take the torch and lead SCBB to its next stage of development. (In fact, I just want to shout: Let’s go!) But first, let me take a minute to officially introduce myself to you.