Circle of Friends are individuals who either on their own or join together to raise a total of $10,000 to support Friends of the Children–Boston. Each Circle sponsors one child’s participation in the program for one year. This includes a portion of staffing costs for our Friends, professional mentors, staff development and training, regular activities with the Achiever (academic tutoring, arts and science field trips and activities, community centers) and special activities or what we refer to as helping Achievers find their spark (dance lessons, extra academic supplies, swimming lessons, etc.).
Because we make a long term investment in our Achievers, we encourage donors to consider developing relationships with the Achiever they sponsor. Getting to know an Achiever over time allows investors to see the results of their support directly and can create important relationships for our Achievers as they grow up. Your support means the world to our kids. Become a member of our Circle of Friends today!
Simply put – it works. And, it’s cost-effective compared to other intervention options.1 Friends of the Children truly give a child a sense of purpose, determination and the tools they need for a lifetime of success.
Circle of Friends Donor Giving Levels:
As a long-term intensive mentoring organization, we encourage multi-year commitments to support the long-term growth of our Achievers.
To make your commitment today or ask questions about Circle of Friends, please contact:
Stacy DellOrfano, Director of Development
1Based on the achievements of our graduates, analysts from the Harvard Business School Association of Oregon calculated a $7.60 in social return for every $1 invested in our program as a result of higher wages earned and lower burdens on social safety nets and the justice system. This increased to a $26 Social Return on Investment (SROI) when familial and generational effects are considered. Read more about our Return on Investment.