Milestones

  • The BBF was incorporated in Massachusetts in 2010
  • Through the end of 2016, the BBF had collected more than $310,000 in cash and toy donations
  • The BBF has provided financial assistance to 27 families to date
  • The BBF has also awarded grants to several hospitals:
    • In 2011 to Franciscan Hospital for Children for the purchase of pediatric IV pumps
    • In 2012 to Winchester Hospital for the purchase of pediatric gift bags
    • In 2013 to Winchester Hospital for the purchase of a pediatric glide scope
  • Thousands of toys have been donated by the BBF to hospitals in the greater-Boston area including:
    • Dana Farber/Jimmy Fund
    • Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
    • Franciscan Hospital for Children
    • Shriner’s Hospital
    • Winchester Hospital
  • The list of communities and schools supporting the BBF toy drive has continued to grow; past participants include:
    • Winchester, MA community and its 5 public elementary schools, St. Mary’s School
    • Communities of Needham, Hingham & Reading, MA
    • Belmont Day & Dana Hall schools
    • Employees of Winchester Hospital