Latest News and Updates from The Freshman Fifteen

Ready for the start of the Fall semester

August 27, 2018

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.

August 6, 2018

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 packing day:  Judy Mirel, Nancy Casper, Jackie Weinstein and Susan Tofias.  Photos by Ruth Weinstein




March 25, 2018

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 the main news section of The Boston Globe on Monday, March 26th.


September 14, 2017

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.


July 21, 2017

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.

July 18, 2017

Our first 2017 delivery of dorm essentials and school supplies:

A student beginning a summer program at Bentley University.


July 18, 2017

Thanks to our generous donors,

86 boxes are ready to be filled with school supplies

for this year’s 86 Freshman Fifteen Boston students.

This surpasses our goal for the year.

2017 Fundraising Letter

May 17, 2017

News and Updates from The Freshman Fifteen Boston!

May 17, 2017

City on a Hill

February 23, 2017

In 2016, we funded 78 students with dorm room essential and school supplies.  Pictured are 13 of our student awardees from the City on a Hill school in Boston at their high school graduation last May.  The Freshman Fifteen has partnered with City on a Hill for the past five years.  This year, we hope to be able to offer additional spots to the City on a Hill school at their New Bedford location.