In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations provide Breakthrough participants with items and experiences that our limited budget can not support. If any of the following contributions are within your reach please let us know. Thank you in advance!


  • Invite students to tour your workplace during July Career Day
  • Mentor a high school student in an unpaid summer internship
  • Provide a summer residence for a Breakthrough teacher


  • Grocery store gift certificates for after-school snacks, family nights, or annual camping trips
  • Movie, event and museum tickets to enrich the experiences of our students, teachers and families
  • School supplies, e.g. writing paper, colored paper, butcher paper, poster board, markers, tape, rubber cement, pencils, pens, binders, batteries
  • Office supplies, e.g. printer paper, file folders, labels, staplers, envelopes
  • Camping supplies, especially 4-person tents, summer-weight sleeping bags, sleeping pads and lanterns
  • Sports equipment for recess
  • Reference books for our drop-in center and college access program
  • T-passes for our college-age teachers
  • Small fun or useful gifts of any sort (puzzles, books, art supplies, games) to reward student achievement

In-Kind Donors

Thank you to the following in-kind donors for gifts contributed from our last fiscal year through the present:

Alexandria Real Estate
American Academy of Arts and 
Anna's Taqueria
Babson College
Bank of America
Bella Luna & The Milky Way 
Blue Dragon
Boston Body Pilates
Boston Cannons
Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation           
Boston Red Sox Foundation
Boston University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Bully Boy Distillers
California Pizza Kitchen
Cambridge Rotary Club
Catering With Distinction
Charles Hotel
Christine Gilman
Claremont McKenna College
Colby College
Community Cooks
David Fox Photography
Denison University
Downeast Cider House
Earth2 Events
Elizabeth Grady and Duncan Spelman
Ernst & Young, LLP
Fidelity Investments
Flour Bakery
Frank Berkeley
Friendly Discount Liquors
Goose Eats
Ideal Wine & Spirits
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Jacob and Barbara Brown
Johns Hopkins University

JP Licks
Jules Catering
Kalamazoo College
Kendall House of Pizza
Legal Sea Foods
Lesley University
Liberty Mutual
Lissa Hodder
Lizzy's Ice Cream
Lucky's Lounge
Middlebury College
Mt. Holyoke College
Nancy and Richard Friedman
New England Patriots Charitable Foundation
New York University
Oberlin College
Otto Pizza
Peter Aldrich
Pinnacle Leadership Center
Purdue University
Rosa Mexicano
Rosemary Braverman
Samuel Adams
Santa Clara University
Season to Taste Catering
Smudge Ink
Sofra Bakery and Café
Star Market
Steel & Rye
Suffolk University
TechBoston Academy (Boston Public Schools)
Tufts University
United Liquors
University of Alabama
University of Connecticut
University of Hartford
University of New England
University of Southern California
Vanderbilt University
Westcott Mercantile
Wheaton College
Whole Foods
Will Chrysanthos
Za Restaurant

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