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Freshman Fresh Start awarded $100,000 Cummings grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ruth Weinstein, Freshman Fresh Start, 617-320-1200, ruth@freshmanfreshstart.org Contact: Alison Harding, Cummings Foundation, 781-932-7093, aeh@cummings.com Freshman Fresh Start awarded $100,000 Cummings grant Wellesley, MA nonprofit receives 6 years of funding from Cummings Foundation Wellesley, May 25, 2021 – Freshman Fresh Start is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000[…..]

2021 is Freshman Fresh Start’s 10-year anniversary!

2021 is Freshman Fresh Start’s 10-year anniversary!

Our work for the Class of 2024

Despite the challenges this year is presenting, Freshman Fresh Start has spots for 90 students who are planning on attending college and living on campus.  Perhaps now more than ever, our package of dorm and school supplies will help alleviate some stress for these deserving students. Backpacks arrive with help from Axis Promotions, Burlington, MA[…..]

Packing up 101 boxes of school supplies for our fall 2019 college bound students

Packing up 101 boxes of school supplies for our fall 2019 college bound students.    

Ready for the start of the Fall semester

Students have begun arriving at school and setting up their dorm rooms with supplies from the Freshman Fifteen Boston.  We hope all of our 97 recipients have a successful start to the school year.

We’re sending 97 students off to college this year!

Thanks to the support of our generous donors, we are sending 97 students off to college this year! New additions to our packages of dorm essentials and school supplies are personal hygiene items donated from Hope and Comfort in Newton, MA and WallPops! donated from Brewster Fabrics in Randolph, MA.   Here we are on[…..]

The Freshman Fifteen Boston and The Boston Globe GRANT program

Last year, The Freshman Fifteen Boston (FFB) asked our supporters to participate in The Boston Globe’s GRANT program by entering FFB as their charity of choice. We had a terrific response and came in 219 out of the 3,646 charities that participated. This entitles FFB to a free ad that is scheduled to run in[…..]

Off to a good start!

The Freshman Fifteen Boston just finished shipping dorm room and school supplies to 86 students going to 35 different colleges. Take a look at two dorm room photos we received.  

City on a Hill Graduation

City on a Hill Graduation On June 8, 2017,  Susan, Carolyn and Ruth were invited to attend the City on a Hill graduation.  The twelve recipients of the Freshman Fifteen Boston packages were announced at the ceremony.  Here are two of the students, both headed to Colby-Sawyer College this Fall.