Dream Big!

Rating: 5 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 281 Needham Street Suite 202 Newton MA 02464 USA

Mission: The mission of Dream Big! is to help girls from low-income situations achieve their dreams by providing them with the basic items and fees needed to enable them to participate in sports and physical activities helping to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles and quality learning experiences.
Results: Dream Big! Equipment Grants, Program Scholarships, Leadership Conferences and Sports Clinics have had a direct impact on over 5000 girls in-need Since 2010
Target demographics: girls from low-income situations get the necessary items and fees needed for them to participate in sports and physical activities that contribute to their health, education and overall well-being.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 4000 girls and young women from low-income situations.
Geographic areas served: Massachusetts
Programs: Dream Big! Equipment Grants Dream Big! Program Scholarships Dream Big! Leadership Conference "Dream Big! Empowering Big Dreamers" All Star Student Athlete Program

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Rating: 5 stars  

DreamBig! continues to impact more and more girls each year. Keeping girls active gives them the confidence to continue to do well in school, stay healthy, and become future leaders. Linda's heart is so big! She will stop at nothing to ensure that every girls' need is fulfilled. It has been an honor to be a part of such a great organization.

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I have been involved with DreamBig! for 2 years and continue to be amazed at all the great work that the organization provides for young girls in the greater Boston area. Not only does providing this young, vulnerable, girls with the resources they need to participate in sports, it provides them with a feeling of worth and confidence to be successful in school and in life. DreamBig! always stays true to its mission of keeping underprivileged girls active in sports by supporting individual requests, team grants, and supplementing the needs of Boston Public Schools with equipment and facilities.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2013

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As a teacher in an urban school, Dream Big! has stepped up to help make our physical education program a success. Linda and her team not only supported my classroom once, but twice. The kindness provided helped create great healthy habits in my students, a gift they now bring to their community!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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linda is amazing, and really made 40 teenage girls love life for a day! She went out of her way to make sure we had the resources we needed to attend cheerleading competition at Six Flags and took a lot of time out of her own schedule to talk with me and offer support. it's refreshing to find a group so dedicated to athleticism for young girls!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Dream Big instilled hope and provided my girls, The Lady Tigers, the necessary equipment to become a fully functioning softball team! Working with girls from the inner city (South Bronx) has been difficult and very challenging due to lack of sports funding. Dream Big was that miracle that gave my girls the opportunity to play. They are truly one of our greatest supporters and we are so fortunate that they were willing to support us!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There is nothing I would want to change about this organization!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Dream big have done some great things for my little sister she went to some basket ball camps she had fun. She received new ball sneakers and basketball shorts, shirts, socks.Dream big have done some amazing things she saw her first bruins game. Thanks to them. Thanks for all you do dream big you make dreams come true for many.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Linda Driscoll created Dream Big!, a professional charity, that provides resources to hundreds of girls, brings awareness to the need for athletic supplies, support for middle and high school athletics, and the impact of team sports in their lives. Linda has earned the respect of each and every person she has encountered along the way.

Dream Big! is an organization that is guaranteed to succeed, and promises to surprise all with its deep reach into the community.

Be on the lookout for exciting fundraising events, this charity is never idle, and multiple stories from the girls Dream Big! has helped!

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2014

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Linda and Dream Big were able to provide my scholar-athletes batting gloves, composite bats, pitching machine balls and practice softballs. We felt extremely fortunate and were able to parlay these items into a successful season. Our girls were very exited putting on their batting gloves and hearing the distinct crack of a their composite bat as they sprayed line drives all over softball field. Thank you Linda and Dream Big!

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Very Well

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2014

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As the Track & Field Coach at Boston Latin Academy, I can honestly say that Linda Driscoll and Dream Big! were instrumental in our team's success this past year. Forty female athletes received Asics Gel Lyte training shoes at the start of the season. Most of these athletes were training in casual canvas sneakers without support before this, and were unable to purchase a real running shoe on their own. Linda's organization made a significant difference in that it increased the athletes' confidence as well as performance over the course of the season. THANK YOU to both Linda Driscoll and DreamBig!

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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2014

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Linda Driscoll and Dream Big! helped me continue a girls high school hockey program by donating brand new goalie equipment! This will facilitate in the recruitment process of goalies in the future.
Thank you so much, Linda!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Linda Driscoll and Dream Big! helped jump start Beyond Soccer, the organize I run in Lawrence, MA. In late 2010, we were in desperate need of equipment/supplies for our first girls travel soccer team, the Wolves. She quickly answered our call. Since her initial 2010 visit north (I still have the photo of Linda with the girls on my wall), Linda and Dream Big! have been supporting, encouraging and providing important mentoring and leadership opportunities for our middle and high school girls, most recently through the 4th Annual Leadership Conference at UMass Boston. Dream Big! has enabled us to reach so many deserving low-income girls through the sport of soccer. We would not be where we are today without partners like Dream Big! and visionaries with big hearts like Linda Driscoll.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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