12 Littles of Christmas from Heart of Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, nonprofits from across the country, and even some international organizations, took to social media and the Internet in order to draw the support of their communities for the second annual #GivingTuesday.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia a Group of Angels
Recently Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia (S.C.) received laudable recognition from South Carolina Secretary of State, Mark Hammond, who named the organization among the “Angels” on the state’s annual “Scrooges and Angels” list for nonprofits for 2013.
"Federated Insurance Challenge" Benefits Southern Minnesota in a BIG Way
Federated Insurance has a long-standing relationship with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota. They have a demonstrated commitment to supporting them and helping them to continue carrying out their mission: delivering one-to-one mentoring of at risk children and young people throughout southern Minnesota.
Susquehanna Bank Offers Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley a Generous Donation
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley recently received a fantastic donation of $3,300 from the local Susquehanna Bank in order to help support its High School Bigs Program throughout the Bethlehem Area School District.
Tailgating in a Converted World War II Transport Ship!
Fans had a tremendous opportunity last weekend to root for their favorite team as they watched the Michigan State Spartans take on the Michigan Wolverines, all in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore.
"Real Men Mentor" Campaign Looks to Recruit 100 Male Mentors in Florida
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast, like many other Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies around the United States, hopes to increase recruitment of male mentors to participate in their program. They have on record nearly 300 boys waiting to be matched up with Bigs, so the demand for any volunteers is high.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati "Grooming Men of the Future"
Big Brothers Big Sisters works to provide Big Brother Big Sister mentors for children and young people from varied backgrounds and walks of life. Recently in Cincinnati, the local agency Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati...
Foster to Foster: A Match in Eau Claire Exemplifies the Impact of Mentorship
Big Brothers Big Sisters strives to fulfill its mission of providing children and young people facing adversity with one-to-one mentoring so as to profoundly impact their lives for the better. In Eau Claire, Wis., Kris Newman...
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast Helping Kids Who Have Had a Brush with the Law
Big Brothers Big Sisters always strives to reach to at-risk children, including children with incarcerated parents or from broken families. Children in these situations often have difficulty in school, and are more at-risk to have legal run-ins themselves.
Nearly Half a Century Together and Still Going Strong!
One late night in 1964, Burt Baroff was watching a movie when he saw a commercial that would ultimately have a long-standing and profound impact on not only him, but also a little boy named Andre who lived a few blocks down the street.
Standout Athlete and Former Big Sister Wins NCAA Woman of the Year!
While attending college at Texas Tech, Ifeatu Okafor was noticed for her exemplary performance as a member of the Lady Raiders track and field team, winning the Big 12 outdoor shot put competition in 2011, and earning first team All-American honors that same season.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Moves to Irving, TX
Big Brothers Big Sisters recently moved its headquarters office to the Irving, TX, a suburb of Dallas after many years in Philadelphia, Penn. NBC 5 News, KSAS-TV reporter, Christine Lee covers the Irving and Grand Prairie beat and came out to take a look at the news office.
With a Little Bit of Big Help, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Twin Cities Makes Lemons into Lemonade
Due to a decrease in funding from several different sources, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities has unfortunately had to suspend its service in eight counties in the area, putting a large damper on their ability to effectively carry out their mission of providing support to their mentoring programs and initiatives in the area.
Big Brothers Big Sisters on the Road in Florida
After several years of behind the scenes work by various agency representatives, Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida announced this week the creation of a specialty license plate in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters agency’s mentoring programs around the state.
Big Opportunity for a Little in Fargo
Andy Nagel, a Big Brother and senior at North Dakota State University in Fargo, put his social media savvy to the test, with impressive results. Last month, he was named Home Depot's Social Media Host for the College Game Day event. And he would be taking a friend along with him—his Little Brother, Ethan.
Big Brother Recognition Goes Up in Lights on Wall Street
Brett W. Hoge, volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Winston-Salem, is one of the five winners out of 15 finalists, and hundreds of nominees, in the seventh annual Invest in Others Community Leadership Awards.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Supporter Finalist for National Recognition
Brad Coleman, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County
Board Member, is one of 10 finalists for the 2013 Good Neighbor Awards presented
by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
NAR has more than one million members, and this award recognizes
realtors who improve the quality of life in their communities through volunteer
work.Five of the ten finalists will receive $10,000
grants for their charities, and the remaining five finalists will each receive
$2,500 for their cause.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay Hits the News and raises $300,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay recently hosted the biggest Art of Helping Children Gala in the agency's history! More than 550 guests converged on A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa to enjoy our Singin’ in the Rain theme. This is the 15th year for the event. Among the night's highlights, a big surprise for 13-year-old Davone, one of the 600 kids on the waiting list in Tampa. During the gala, Davone learned he now has a big brother and met Daniel Petrilla, Asst. Vice President for PNC Bank in Tampa, for the first time.