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The Boston BullPen Project is committed to supporting established social service agencies by providing the necessary resources to meet their clients’ needs while also fostering a spirit that empowers others to pay it forward.

 

Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects. - Dalai Lama

Services

WHAT WE DO

The Boston BullPen Project is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization established by four friends determined to make a difference in the lives of fellow Bostonians.  By utilizing the expertise of established social service providers and philanthropic gestures of partner vendors, we identify and fill gaps in support services, such as purchasing furniture, mattresses, clothing and providing heating oil, rent and utility payments.

Understanding the power of philanthropy, we also give every recipient the opportunity to donate to another person in need, via a gift card provided by the Boston BullPen Project.
 
It is our intention to serve as the stone in the pond, to start the ripple effect of having both benefactor and beneficiaries extend this pursuit through a spirit of pay-it-forward.

Pledge: 100% of donated funds will be distributed within the Greater Boston area

Vision:
To provide support and services to individuals and families with the intention of improving their quality of life
• To aid our partner agencies in their care of Greater Boston's at risk residents
• To provide each recipient with the means to pay-it-forward via a gift card to be given to a friend or family member in need
• To develop relationships with vendors willing to provide necessary services
• To extend our scope of influence through soliciting donations

Requests can only be considered when initiated from one of our partner organizations listed here
 

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. - Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

About

MEET OUR FOUNDING BOARD

  Steve Alperin   A former money manager and left-handed pitcher, Steven is a lifelong resident of Needham, Massachusetts.

Steve Alperin

A former money manager and left-handed pitcher, Steven is a lifelong resident of Needham, Massachusetts.

  Ben Levin, Esquire    Ben is a football fan and attorney residing in Hingham, Massachusetts

Ben Levin, Esquire

Ben is a football fan and attorney residing in Hingham, Massachusetts

  Michael Connelly    A banker by trade and author of several sports books, Michael is a lifelong resident of West Roxbury, Massachusetts. 

Michael Connelly

A banker by trade and author of several sports books, Michael is a lifelong resident of West Roxbury, Massachusetts. 

  Alan Stern, M.D.     A pediatrician and lifelong resident of Needham, Massachusetts, Alan is an avid baseball and lacrosse fan.

Alan Stern, M.D.  

A pediatrician and lifelong resident of Needham, Massachusetts, Alan is an avid baseball and lacrosse fan.

TESTIMONIALS

"We paid [Mr P.'s] rent–I spoke with him and he is very grateful and happy. 'You took a big weight off my shoulders, now I can concentrate on my health issues,' he said." - Pine Street Inn Client

"A Baby Center is so thankful for the Bullpen Project who was there to help little Isaac 4 years old, an employees son who is undergoing treatment for Lymphoblastic Leukemia. You made a terrible time easier to handle for the family."  - Robin Hayward, Executive Director

“The BullPen Project is funding critical services that support the success of the young adults we serve.  We are very appreciative of the partnership we have with the Boston BullPen Project." - Linda Swardlick Smith, Director of Student Services and Community Partners, Year Up (Greater Boston)

“Pine Street Inn’s partnership with the Boston BullPen Project is preventing and ending the experience of homelessness for men and women. Support from the Boston BullPen Project is life-changing for these individuals, helping them overcome one-time financial obstacles and making life in a safe, secure home possible. We are incredibly grateful to have this team in our corner and be able to call upon them whenever they are needed.” - Melissa Cording, Director of Development, Pine Street Inn

"The Boston BullPen Project provided Amy the greatest gift.  With their help she is able to take the next step towards accomplishing her education goals and achieving economic stability for her family. 

Amy's dream has been to finish school and complete her degree in Early Childhood Education. But when she was unable to pay her student loan, things took a turn for the worst.  She became stuck, unable to register for classes and unable to pay back an increasing student loan debt.   She has been working tirelessly, full time and overtime as a Daycare provider (and babysitting for her clients on weekends) just to make ends meet.  Paying off the student loan and getting back to school just didn't seem possible. 

Today, with the help of the Boston BullPen Project, Amy is student loan debt free!  As soon as the school received the check, the freeze on her account was lifted.  She is free to register for classes and move forward, towards a better future for herself and her family. We are beyond grateful for the Boston BullPen Project  and excited to see what Amy's future holds because of them!" - Susan Stewart-Bermon LICSW, Clinical Team Lead, Room to Grow (Boston)

Too often in a pursuit for education, careers, and the outcomes many of us desire, we forget or simply can't understand the short term challenges that many people face today, that if not dealt with, will prevent tomorrow. Whether it's first and last months rent, a utility bill that's more than expected, or a blown tire, these seemingly acute problems can create a host of chronic challenges and a mountain of debt and financial problems that become nearly impossible to overcome. Boston Bullpen fills a critical, and often overlooked need, as they allow people to stay on track for long term success by handling those acute challenges of today. - Jon Feinman, CEO, InnerCity Weightlifting

 

No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank

Partners

We would not be able to do the work that we do without an extensive network of committed, and generous partnerships. If you are interested in becoming a partner to the Boston BullPen Project please contact us at contact@bostonbullpenproject.org.

OUR PARTNERS

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SUPPORTERS

 
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Connors Family Foundation

 

You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Gandhi

Contact

 

 
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Requests can only be considered when initiated from one of our partner organizations listed here

 
 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. - John Bunyan