AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS

 

Decatur, IL. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois (serving the counties of Champaign, DeWitt, Macon, McLean, Morgan, Sangamon and Vermilion) is focused on bringing one-to-one mentoring to the most vulnerable children who need it.

As an organization whose mission is dedicated to creating positive, healthy human relationships, BBBS continues to do everything it can to move this critical work forward and be there for families across Central Illinois.

COVID- 19 has forced us to make the difficult decision to cancel all of our 2020 fundraising events and we stand to lose $400,000 in revenue! In response to the budgetary challenges facing us, we are kicking off a 3-month fundraising challenge campaign. All funds raised in this campaign will help close our $400,000 revenue gap and continue the critical child safety monitoring, youth resiliency coaching, and family support services to hundreds of Little Brothers and Little Sisters we serve!

We are seeking 40,000 people to give a minimum of $10 to help support the youth in our communities and help us make up the deficit in funding to continue our impactful school- and community-based programs.  COVID-19 took a lot from all of us, but it cannot take away our passion for potential. Can we count on you to Give $10 today to help us CRUSH $400K?

You can learn more about volunteering, donate or enroll your child at:

https://bbbscil.org/give10today/

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois

Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships.  Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course.  The first-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Summary, released in 2012, substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.  Big Brothers Big Sisters ensures that the children in its program achieve such measurable outcomes as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 116-year history. With 260 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 170,000 children (“Littles”), their families and 170,000 volunteer mentors (“Bigs”). Learn more at www.bbbs.org.

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