The Boston Investment Professionals Association, Inc. (BIP), it is a charitable trade organization founded in 1999, with the mission to promote thought leadership, relationship development and charitable initiatives within the institutional investment industry. Our constituents include investment managers, investment consultants, pension funds, endowments, foundations, and sub-advisory professionals.
The BIP’s mission specifically targets education with a focus on the greater Boston/New England region. For the past year, we have been seeking out opportunities for our membership to donate time and energy to benefit the least fortunate around us, while also helping to educate tomorrow’s generation of investment professionals.
To this end, the BIP is excited to partner with Cradles to Crayons on our first hands-on charitable event. Cradles to Crayons’ commitment to supporting childhood development by getting children the basic goods they need to grow and learn, their commitment to quality and their commitment to accountable impact align with the BIP’s values and objectives.
The BIP will be contributing $15,000 to Cradles to Crayons, part of which will cover the costs of each individual’s participation (transportation, lunch, materials, etc.) in our BIP Volunteer Day at Cradles to Crayons on June 8, 2016 . To help defray these participation costs and ensure as many dollars as possible go to Cradles to Crayons’ charitable efforts the BIP is encouraging participants to make a tax-deductible donation of $100. Every dollar counts. Thank you for help.
Please spread the word about your upcoming visit and encourage friends and family to donate their gently-used items to us and bring them to your volunteer shift. For more information on our donation guidelines, click here.
The Giving Factory is a warehouse environment and it is not climate-controlled. Volunteers are encouraged to wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing they do not mind getting dirty. Volunteers work in stations to inspect, sort, and package donations alongside other individuals and groups.
Find out more about volunteer stations at the giving factory here: Giving Factory Volunteer Stations
Your volunteer shift will begin with an orientation led by a Cradles to Crayons staff member and end with a wrap-up and an opportunity to learn the number of children you impacted during your shift and to take group pictures.
The Giving Factory is located at 155 North Beacon St., Brighton, MA. For driving and MBTA directions, please click here for a Google map. We have a limited number of parking spaces in front of our building that are first come, first serve. On-street parking is available on North Beacon Street and Etna Street. Please do not park in the New Balance parking garage or in spaces designated for CORT Furniture. We apologize for any inconvenience as construction around our building continues. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled start time.