Be Part of the Miracle--Donate

For 147 years (127 years in Somerville), the Little Sisters of the Poor have served the elderly of the greater Boston area with compassion and love. Sustaining our Home throughout these years has been an on-going miracle. People are often at a loss to understand how we can continue to run our Home as we have always done, relying in great part on the generosity of the community with their gifts great and small and God’s goodness. As Little Sisters of the Poor, we have always relied on God’s generosity and the kindness of the people in this ongoing work of caring for the needy Elderly.

Approximately 50% of the funds required to operate the Jeanne Jugan Residence come from funding such as Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, but the other 50% needed to run the home is generated through fundraising such as direct mail campaigns, church collections. grants, legacies, and fundraising events held throughout the year.

Ways to donate:

  • Online Donation
  • Gifts in Kind: businesses and individuals donate needed items such as food, personal care items and office supplies. See Wish List (pdf).
  • Planned Giving: make a lasting gift and receive the benefits of doing so. Contact us to discuss ways to structure your gift.
  • Stock Transfer: donating stock to a charity will generate a charitable deduction for the fair market value of the stock on the day it is transferred. Also, a properly timed required minimum distribution may be donated directly from your retirement account. Please check with your tax advisor.
  • Workplace Giving: find out if your company has a matching gift program or donate through a Workplace Giving Campaign such as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employee Charitable Campaign – COMECC (# 991701) or the Combined Federal Campaign – CFC (#98446)
  • Partnerships: businesses and parishes work as groups in entertaining or underwriting costs for the upkeep of the home.
  • Tribute Funds: these gifts can be in memory of a loved one or to honor someone.

If you wish to be a part of this ongoing miracle, please contact or call 617-776-4420. We will be happy to help you and further introduce you to our mission and the many ways you can share. We want to thank you warmly for being a part of the miracle. Oh, and feel free to stop by and see what a difference YOUR gift has made!

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Little Sisters of the Poor, Boston is a proud recipient of the 2017 Cummings Foundation