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
- Total number of participants that raised $200 or more: 11
- Total number of individual donations: 102