Join Photo Fun Box at the Urban Block Party

Join Big Sister Association of Greater Boston and young professionals from around the city
for some summer fun to benefit Big Sister’s Team in the Rodman Ride for Kids!

Summer-themed spread by East Meets West Catering, hosted beer, wine, and signature cocktails, 80’s soundtrack to show off your freshest break dancing moves, not-to-be-missed silent auction and raffle, and of course, Photo Fun Box! Neon, spandex, and sweatbands encouraged!

Tickets are $85. Click here to purchase.

This event sells out every year. Tickets WILL SELL OUT!
Get them while you can!

21+ only please. This is not a match activity.

All proceeds benefit Big Sister’s mentoring programs for girls through the Rodman Ride for Kids.

For more information on Urban Block Party or if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact Ann Leporati aleporati@bigsister.org

Photo Fun Box is proud to support this organization!

Join Photo Fun Box for a good cause!

I have the pleasure of being involved in the executive committee of the United Way’s Emerging Leaders group. The program engages civic-minded young professionals through volunteer opportunities, leadership development, and social networking events. All of the United Way’s Emerging Leaders funding goes to United Way’s Youth Venture Program which inspires and invests in teams of young people, ages 12-18, to start social projects that create positive, lasting change in their communities. Youth participate in a “Dream It. Do It.” training workshop where they work in teams to develop ideas and learn how to write business plans. Teams then present their plans to a selection panel and the strongest proposals are provided seed funding up to $1,000, guidance, tools, and support from adult allies to successfully implement their ventures.

The annual gala to benefit Youth Venture and fund these projects is coming up on May 12th at the Epicenter!

It’s time for martinis, Sinatra, and more than 400 of Boston’s most fabulous young philanthropists to gather for a gala salute to the mad, mad world of the 1960?s that inspired Mad Men. United Way is inviting civic-minded young professionals from Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley to join its Emerging Leaders program on Saturday, May 12th, at The Artists for Humanity EpiCenter. It will be a blast from the past that benefits everyone’s future. Be there for live music from Kiss 108?s Rich Dimare and his band, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, beverages,  a silent auction and of course, Photo Fun Box all to support youth in our community.

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012
Time: 7:00-11:00 pm
Location:
Artists for Humanity EpiCenter

Here is a link to the website for more details and to purchase tickets! Hope to see you there!

-Marissa

Andrew’s Helpful Hands

This past weekend we had the pleasure of taking the photo booth to the 10th Annual GOLD RIBBON HOLIDAY RECEPTION for Andrew’s Helpful Hands.  Here is a blurb about the organization from their website…

“Andrew’s Helpful Hands Organization is helping families going through Bone Marrow Transplant. We will allow parents to focus on their child during recovery. The process of going through a Bone Marrow Transplant has many facades. If a donor is needed, we help you organize a Bone Marrow Drive. If finances are needed, we help you with fundraisers, benefits, raffles, etc. If you just need a helping hand, give us a call at 508-380-1797 because whatever you need during this period, we are here to be helpful.”

This organization was started after 5-year-old Andrew Swenson, who was in Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in Boston, always wanted to make others happy.

“On the sixth floor in Boston, a child sleeps, isolated by glass. Controlled to be pure, controlled for a life full of health. Hope filled eyes wanting to go home awaken to an oversized bag filled to the top with unwrapped presents. He looks at his mom and says, “These are too many for me. Can I give some to other kids in here?” (from http://www.andrewshelpfulhands.com).

Austin and I write this post because we want to help bring awareness to this wonderful organization. During this busy holiday season please stop and think about those who may be in need and do what you can to help.

~ Austin & Marissa

CCFA Gala

I know we’ve said this many times, but non-profit events really are important to Austin and I. We truly enjoy working with fabulous organizations to provide a fun element to their fundraisers and galas. Some groups that we have worked with in the past include: The Norfolk Community League, The United Way Emerging Leaders, The Float Foundation, Community Servings, and coming up on March 12 we are helping out the The Sasha Burakow Touched By An Angel Memorial Fund – they are having an event at The Vault in Boston on Friday – check out the website here. It should be an awesome time!

Here is a photo from the CCFA event from last week!