Who needs another scarf? Instead of giving or receiving conventional gifts this holiday season, have you considered asking for or making a charitable donation instead? SheGives has put together a list of extraordinary gifts that will make the world a better place. Just visit our website to link to The Boston Foundation’s Giving Common page and make a donation with impact this year!
Provide Girls with After School Programming in STEM Skills
$50 – Bring a teen girl from Lawrence to Boston for 2 Mentor trainings and 2 workshops
$100 – Provide wires, light bulbs, buzzers for a group of 4th grade Electrical Engineers
Science Club for Girls Give a Gift
Arm at-risk Kids with the Skills Needed to Attend College
$50 – Purchase books for the lending libraries in our seven Early Education classrooms and two after school programs
$100 – Cover the registration fees for one student to take the HiSET (formerly GED) exam.
College Bound Dorchester Give a Gift
Combat Sex Trafficking of Young Girls
$50 – Provide an exploited girl in crisis her critical first meeting with a Survivor Mentor and one-on-one support through her intake process.
$100 – Provide five mentees (girls who My Life My Choice provides regular mentorship to overcome exploitation) with one-hour of leadership training.
My Life My Choice Give a Gift
Ignite Creativity in Kids
$50 – A full week of afterschool healthy snacks for our middle and high school digital filmmakers.
$100 – Field trips to take our teen digital filmmakers to screenings of their films at both the ICA in Boston and PEM in Salem.
Raw Art Works Give a Gift
Support a Student Entrepreneur
$50 – Cover the cost of prototyping, so that student teams can bring their unique product ideas to life.
$100 – Provide a healthy dinner each night for our budding entrepreneurs when they come to the Youth Business Incubator to work on their new ventures.
BUILD Boston Give a Gift
Stand Up for Turnaround in Public Schools
$50 – Provide a classroom with access to video technology to help teachers improve their instruction.
$100 – Provide a T3 Teacher Leader with an hour of specialized professional development to help them grow in one of our five key leadership attributes.
Teach Plus :: T3 Initiative Give a Gift
SheGives connects committed, inquisitive, engaged donors with a slate of diligenced nonprofits in the Greater Boston area. We provide members with relevant data about the nonprofits in our portfolio and an opportunity to meet directly with our nonprofits’ Executive Directors and senior staff in small settings that promote in-depth q&a’s and, ultimately, informed giving. Giving is personally driven, but because we give side-by-side our collective impact is greater.