Freshman Fresh Start has been awarded a grant from the Cummings Foundation! Check out News and Updates for the full story.

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Our Mission

Freshman Fresh Start provides essential dorm room and school supplies to economically disadvantaged incoming college freshmen, helping to lessen financial burdens and ease the transition to campus life.

  • “I moved into Boston College yesterday and received the amazing Freshman Fresh Start dorm packages. I just want to say thank you! I saved so much money because of this awesome scholarship. The dorm items were beyond amazing!”

    – Boston College student, class of 2020

  • “Thank you for awarding me the package of dorm room and school supplies.  College is very expensive and those items are definitely a hidden expense. I am beyond grateful for the gift and thank you for supporting college students in need!”

    – SUNY Binghamton student, class of 2020

  • “I would like to say thank you to everyone for all the help and support you have given me and other students. Getting these items lifted a large burden off me and my family of how we were going to afford the necessities I need while living on campus. This is such an amazing program and I am so grateful and thankful my guidance counselor was able to get me connected with you all!”

    – Suffolk University student, Class of 2026

  • “Thank you! You don’t know how relieved I am right now…I was very nervous. Thank you so, so much.”

    – Mother of 2015 student

  • “After experiencing homelessness, college was a fresh start. When I got to college it was kinda a slap in the face to realize that I was not prepared and had no family to help. Freshman Fresh Start stepped up when there was no one else. Thank you.”

    – UMass Dartmouth student, Class of 2019

  • “My daughter received her dorm room supplies from your organization and I wanted to say a big THANK YOU from us!  Your generosity is unmatched and sincerely appreciated. She settled well, and her comfort was due in large part to your organization!”

    – Family of MassArt student, Class of 2025

  • “I want to thank you for helping my daughter with so many wonderful items to get her comfortable in her dorm!! Programs like yours are more than a gift. They are a chance for these kids to go to college prepared when their families may not be financially able to help. A lot of them, including my daughter, are first-generation college students. Your program helps prepare them so that, maybe for the first time, they don’t feel so different. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

    – Parent of Northeastern University student, Class of 2027

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