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January is National Mentoring Month and we appreciate you for all you do!
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Dear *|FNAME|*,

Thank You for All You Do!

January is National Mentoring Month, and today is National Mentor Appreciation Day. We want to tell you just how thankful we are for mentors like you, who have given your time, energy, and care to a child - to your Little - in an effort to help them reach their potential. You are irreplaceable. Thank you for doing what you do, and for being a rock star to your Little. Be sure to RSVP in the sidebar for our BIG Social - an opportunity for us to show our thanks and for you to mix and mingle with other Bigs in the area! >>>

Share Your Story

As our Bigs, you truly are our greatest ambassadors. Many of our Bigs often tell us they get so much more than they ever thought they would out of their friendships with their Littles - that the friendship has helped them learn and grow just as much as it helps the Little. We hope that you'll continue to share your story with your friends and family, inspiring them to volunteer as well!

We always love hearing about our matches, and the fun memories you're making - will you help us spread the word about National Mentoring Month by changing your Facebook profile picture to the National Mentoring Month Badge, or the BBBS logo? Or you could even share your story by using a favorite photo of you and your Little! (Be sure to get parent permission first!)


Friends and Family Holiday Giving Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Friends and Family Holiday Giving Campaign. It was a great success!

Also, you should know that nearly everyone who has participated in multiple years has seen their fundraising efforts increase. When you send out emails, and post links on your Facebook page, you are raising awareness of the need, and you will find that next year some of the folks who did not donate this year will be more likely to make a donation next year. AND who knows… you might even be planting the seed for someone to become a Big. In other words, all the time and effort promoting Big Brothers Big Sisters will continue to have a ripple effect far into the future. Good stuff!

Here are the stats:

  • Total raised through direct donations to participants: $7,560
    • Last year $3,595
  • Total number of participants that raised $200 or more: 11
    • Last year: 5
  • Total number of individual donations: 102
    • Last year: 64

Don't Miss the BIG Social!

Mark your calendar for TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014!

We are hosting a BIG Social for all of our volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters - YOU!

Come and meet other volunteer Bigs and bond over your experiences. We also encourage you to bring a friend you think might be interested in mentoring a child in need!

Check out the details below and be sure to RSVP to Rebecca or to your Match Support Specialist!

WHO: Bigs!

WHAT: Mixer for Bigs + friends of Bigs

WHERE: Brasserie Saint James in Midtown (map)

WHEN: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

WHY: Because you are amazing!


Save the Date

Big Chefs, Big Gala, our biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up on Saturday, April 12 at the Atlantis. It will be a foodie event you can't miss - an epicurean evening of fine wines and an exclusive menu prepared by the area's most talented chefs! 

For more information about tickets, tables, or sponsorships, visit or call 775-352-3202.


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