PBHA’s 17th Annual SUP Auction

Join us for the online Summer Urban Program Auction!

Participate in PBHA’s first online auction

More details coming soon!

Sponsor a Campership

Our SUP families pay the affordable rate of $140 per camper for seven weeks of camp, only 10% of the full cost per camper, and we never turn away families who are unable to pay – help us reach our goal of covering the camp fee for 100 campers this summer!

Sponsor General SUP Programming

Our campers and their families need and deserve access to high quality summer programming. Each summer SUP provides 850+ low-income youth with the opportunity to (1) engage in academically enriching lesson plans to prevent summer learning loss (2) participate in activities that promote social-emotional development and (3) attend exciting recreational field trips with their peers. Additionally, SUP employs 100 local Boston and Cambridge area teens to co-teach in classrooms alongside undergraduate staff who gain invaluable work experience. We are proud to say that many of the teens and college staff who run our programs grew up in our camps and come back to serve in their communities. 

To run SUP we rely on student staff fundraising efforts (to help cover the cost of their salaries) and sponsorships from generous donors. As our anticipated costs rise each year in accordance with the MA minimum wage increase, PBHA remains committed increasing SUP’s budget to adequately pay youth a living wage. We need your support to help make summer successful! 

 Donors can sponsor SUP programming at the following levels:

Auction Co-Chair ($20,000)  

Innovator ($10,000)

Visionary ($5,000)

Philanthropist ($2,500)

Advocate ($1,000)

Supporter ($250)

Donate an Item or Experience to the Auction

We are accepting item donations for our online auction! Experiences, airline miles, hotel stays, and exclusive items are most popular. Contact Thalia Ramirez at thalia@pbha.org with any questions and or suggestions!

Join us in celebrating PBHA’s Summer Urban Program (SUP) by participating in our first ever online SUP Auction! Exact dates to be announced soon, but participants can expect a week long open auction to celebrate and directly support the Summer Urban Program’s 11 student-run summer camps serving more than 1,000 children and teens throughout Greater Boston and Cambridge.

Learn more about the Summer Urban Program and follow PBHA’s social media to stay tuned for this year’s auction preview of exciting and unique items!