The MRP Project

Social support

We are committed to providing hope through social support to adults facing hardships and a mentoring program for students in the Greater Hopkinton, MA area.


The MRP Project offers three programs to provide hope through social support and mentoring.

Bags for a Boost provide emotional boosts for adults facing hardships. Learn more about this program.

Want to nominate someone for a bag or donate items? Contact us!

Raising Resilient Kids is an educational series for parents who want to ensure their child can positively and productively overcome life’s obstacles. Learn more about this social support program. Or contact us to register for the next class. Watch our video.

STEAMPals is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, and Math (STEAM) mentoring program for students. Learn how to get your child involved or find out how to become a mentor.


Kristen Pedroli Pierce, The MRP Project’s founder, lost her husband in a car accident in 2016. Their children were just nine and six.

Seven months later, during the Christmas season, a large package showed up at her door. Kristen assumed it was a Christmas gift she purchased for her boys. But it wasn’t! Inside the package, Kristen found the a bag filled with the most amazing itemsLearn more.


Read what our bag for a boost recipients have to say about our bags and The MRP Project.


Explore our blog for grief resources and insights; personal experiences; and information about The MRP Project’s work.


Love The MRP Project? Donate today.

Want to donate items for bags for a boostContact us! Not sure what to donate? Check out our list of ideas.

Interested in donating your time? If you work in a STEAM field and want to be a mentor, contact us about the STEAMPals mentoring program.