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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Youth Development Programs

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 that contribute to their health, education and overall well-being..

Results: Dream Big! Equipment Grants, Program Scholarships, Leadership Conferences and Sports Clinics have had a direct impact on over 30,000 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: 6000 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

Community Stories

50 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Previous Stories
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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Christopher A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Suzanne55

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.