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Bradford Roberts' Fundraiser:

Big Brothers Big Sisters Boston 2015

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Bradford Roberts

THE STORY:

This program has been such a big part of my life that I’m comfortable asking for your help.

The BBBS program seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity for the better, forever, with one-to-one mentoring. BBBS operates in communities across the US helping children between 6 and 18 years of age.

29 years ago I started with the BBBS and met Chris (12 years old at the time). To this day, I’m still in touch with my “little brother” from back in the 80’s. Chris is far from being a “little” now and actually has two 7-year old twin boys of his own.  

Now with both my kids is college I enthusiastically became a “Big” once again. This past Fall I was matched with Xzavier. He is a 9-year old living with his mother in a tough area of Boston.  His mother enrolled him in the BBBS program to hopefully find a mentor that will help him make the right decisions to help him succeed and thrive in life. We get together several times a month; play sports, go to the movies, and we readily accept any donated tickets to the Bruins and Celtics.

Last December I received notification that I was awarded one of the few charity tickets that BBBS has for the 2015 Boston Marathon. As condition of running in the marathon I have pledged to raise funds for BBBS. Although I’m not a fan of running, I am looking forward to the challenge of the marathon and the ability to raise money for BBBS. But I could really use you help.

It’s not just a donation. It’s an investment in a child’s future.

National research has shown the positive relationships between Littles and Bigs have a direct measurable impact on children’s live. Little Brothers are:

More confident in their schoolwork performance

Able to get along better with their families

46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs

27% less likely to begin using alcohol

52% less likely to skip school

All money that I raise will go to BBBS, where roughly 90% of every dollar they get goes directly to making and supporting matches between Littles and Bigs.

The money will be used for recruiting new Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers, covering cost of background checks, enabling ongoing supervision and relationship support, and providing cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for children.

$11,336

MONEY RAISED
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  • John & Paula Hartley

    $100

  • Richard & Susan Hines

    $25

  • Yelena Bronshvayg

    $50

  • Geraldine & John Murphy

    $100

  • Bradford & Susan Roberts

    $2,000

  • Rasim & Sinem Tumer

    $100

  • Matthew & Marion Barvenik

    $250

  • Brian Morrill

    $100

  • Rayan Shamas

    $150

  • Adam Swedrskas

    $50

  • William & Drucie Beloff

    $100

  • Dimitrios Palantzas

    $100

  • Marvin & Maria Valdez

    $40

  • John Colbert

    $25

  • Susan & John Regan

    $200

  • Mary & Joseph Hehir

    $250

  • Mark Champagne

    $50

  • Patrick & Jill Sheehan

    $100

  • Jane Sawran

    $25

  • M. Merlis

    $50

  • Martin & Nancy Rodrick

    $25

  • James & Linda Huff

    $50

  • Elizabeth Pereira

    $25

  • William & Susan Hadge

    $250

  • Pierre Gouvin

    $250

  • Bob and Jen Tonning

    $100

  • Rob Kilgore

    $100

  • Bruce Guida

    $100

  • Geokon Inc

    $750

  • The Moran family

    $200

  • Marc & Katie Schwartz

    $50

  • Mom & Dad

    $200

  • from your Big Sister Big Sister

    $300

  • John & Joyce Davagian

    $100

  • Jim Stanton

    $100

  • John & Jean Roma

    $100

  • Glen Perlman

    $200

  • Stephen and Julie Spencer

    $200

  • joe S

    $30

  • The Sirowich Family

    $50

  • Dario & Patti

    $100

  • Frank and Lynne Grynk

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Joe Folco

    $100

  • Shawn Brazeau

    $100

  • Moretrench

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Drew and Randi Floyd

    $100

  • Jon Andrews

    $75

  • GZA GeoEnvironmental Matching Gift Program

    $2,366

  • James Dervay

    $75

  • David & Katie Beeston

    $100

  • DOUG BELL

    $50

  • Jackie Jones

    $25

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113% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $26,758 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Bradford Roberts

Amount Raised

$11,336

 

113% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Calixto Perez

Amount Raised

$10,260

 

103% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christine Miskinis

Amount Raised

$5,162

Donor Comments

Jackie Jones

Jackie Jones

DONATION: $25

Great job Brad! 3 years ago

DOUG BELL

DOUG BELL

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

David & Katie Beeston

David & Katie Beeston

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

James Dervay

James Dervay

DONATION: $75

Good Luck Brad 3 years ago

GZA GeoEnvironmental Matching Gift Program

GZA GeoEnvironmental Matching Gift Program

DONATION: $2,366

3 years ago

Jon Andrews

Jon Andrews

DONATION: $75

Best of luck and have fun. 3 years ago

Drew and Randi Floyd

Drew and Randi Floyd

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

We are happy to donate toward Brad Roberts' run in the Boston Marathon. We are proud of Brad's sincere concern for children in need of a role model 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Moretrench

Moretrench

DONATION: $500

3 years ago