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Volunteer News in Boston:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay Survey Finds Men Want to Leave a Positive Legacy on Others’ Lives
According to a new Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay survey, nearly two-thirds (65%) of men would rather be able to look back and say they’ve positively impacted the lives of others over getting a big promotion at work (4%) or having fun with their friends on weekends (17%).
Jennifer Penton of Boston's Finest Donates NHL Signed Bruins Jersey in Michael Kennedy's Honor
After meeting Firefighter Michael Kennedy just weeks before his heroic death fighting a fire in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, Boston Police Officer Jennifer Penton of Boston’s Finest on TNT knew she wanted to give back to Kennedy in any way she could.
More than 200 shoes from New Balance and Planet Shoes provided to children in the BBBSMB program
More than 200 children from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay were provided with shoes from New Balance and Planet Shoes, two local footwear companies at the organization’s 5th annual family picnic in Jamaica Plain.
BBBSMB Honors Fallen Firefighter and Boston's Former Mayor for Making Boston a Better Place
This year's annual Big of the Year Gala will pay tribute to fallen firefighter Michael Kennedy of Boston Ladder 15, a Big Brother of seven years. Michael was a friend to 14-year-old Alex, taking him to sporting events and amusement parks and spending time together just hanging out. More importantly, he was a role model and mentor who changed Alex's life forever.
When Scott Howard isn’t busy working as a Community Group Administrator and member of one of Boston’s churches, Mosaic Boston, Howard likes to spend his time mentoring his Little Brother, Garrell. Read more about Scott and the BBBSMB partnership.