Rolling some BIG Burritos
Local ABC affiliate WHAS11 in Louisville, Ky. has supported Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana for the last 25 years. They continued that support yesterday by helping Bigs and Littles from the Kentuckiana agency raise money and have a little fun.
Embassy Bank Contributes $35,000 towards Big Brothers Big Sisters’ High School Bigs Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley recently received $35,000 from Embassy Bank in Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) funding to support its High School Bigs Program in the Bethlehem Area School District.
Fort Wayne Mayor Recognizes Bigs for National Mentoring Month
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana and Southcentral Michigan hosted a National Mentoring Month celebratory event on Thursday, Jan. 30, in appreciation for their Bigs. In addition to supporters and several matches from the local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency, Mayor Tom Henry of Fort Wayne, Ind. joined the party.
An El Paso Little Becomes a Big
Michael Yokel understands firsthand the kind of impact that a strong mentor can have on a young person who lacks a role model. Not all that long ago, Yokel was a 12-year-old boy without any sort of male mentor figure in his life. He enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Paso where he was eventually matched up with Charles “Chuck” Taylor.
Littles Bring Happiness to the Elderly in Special Mentoring Program
Each week, students from Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet School visit with their mentors, residents at the Presbyterian Village North community. The meetings are part of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Lone Star program in Dallas, Texas called the “Generations Mentoring Program.” Students are matched with their Bigs for this particular program based on their responses to questionnaires they fill out.
Phones Ringing Off the Hook Mark an Agency’s Successful Finish to National Mentoring Month
Bringing an end to their National Mentoring Month activities, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico cashed in on an amazing opportunity, with some support from local media KRQE News 13 (KASA Fox 2). Volunteers from the agency were welcomed to the studio in Albuquerque to hold a four hour long phone-a-thon to raise money and draw attention to the need for support for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado Drawing Some National Mentoring Month Attention
To kickoff National Mentoring Month this January, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado has been hitting the local media for any and all opportunities to feature their organization, to talk about their mission to ensure that all children who face adversity have the opportunity to receive professionally supported one-to-one mentoring with their organization.
Plunging Into the New Year
A handful of dedicated, loyal supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in Wisconsin had a bracing start to their New Year, making a splash to kick off National Mentoring Month by participating in the 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge, held in Chippewa Falls and Phillips, Wis.
Local Orange County (New York) Children have Opportunity of the Holiday Season Thanks to Toys “R” Us!
Early last month, children from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, The Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh and NHS Human services participated in an incredible opportunity when they answered a casting call to take part in a Toys “R” Us holiday commercial titled “Make All Their Wishes Come True.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters Among the Organizations Invited to the Buffalo Bills' Holiday Party
Recently, the Buffalo Bills hosted their annual Toyota Rookie Club Bills Party for Children. Members from several local organizations were invited, including a handful of children from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County (New York). In total, nearly 100 children were in attendance.
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.