Join us for this new event!
Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour
On November 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. you can tour five unique kitchens with great design ideas. Enjoy tasty treats at each location with a tour of the kitchen.
Tickets will be $35 on online
Sponsorships available Call Allison Kirk at KNCO 530-272-3424 for details.
Be a part of something BIG!
IMPORTANT: The BBBS mailing address has changed. We still serve the same communities, but our new mailing address is: P.O. Box 393, Truckee, CA 96160.
Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
All children achieve success in life.
By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:
- Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
- Avoidance of risky behaviors
- Educational success
In real life, who do you turn to?
9 million kids in America are growing up without an answer to this question. They make everyday choices that lead up to life’s big decisions without enough guidance and support – the kind most of us count on. Every kid should have someone to turn to. Join the movement, Mentor IN REAL LIFE.
Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in our program, were:
- 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
- 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
- 52% less likely to skip school
- 37% less likely to skip a class
- 33% less likely to hit someone
They also found that the Littles were more confident of their performance in schoolwork and getting along better with their families.
Big Nite Out passport series
Enjoy a great meal at one of our local community’s best restaurants knowing that a portion of the proceeds will benefit our programs.
- Sept 20: 5-9 p.m. at Matteo’s Public in Nevada City
- Oct 10: at Diego’s in Grass Valley
Oct 25th @ Fireside Pizza
Miles For Mentoring – a Gravel Grinder for Good
The riders worked hard
We are close to our goal, still time to help us reach it! Miles for Mentoring Fundraising Page
Downtown Truckee Wine Walk & Shop
A must-do event for wine lovers or anyone looking to do some fun shopping in the boutiques and shops of downtown Truckee. Big Brothers Big Sisters is sole beneficiary of this year’s Downtown Truckee Wine Walk & Shop event on October 7, 2017 in historic downtown Truckee.
The impact of mentoring
We at Big Brothers Big Sisters have so much to be thankful for: our community, our Bigs and our DONORS! It takes a community to help kids feel safe and secure; helping them feel a part of our community and giving them a sense of belonging. You help give that sense of belonging when you support the mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
It costs $100 a month to maintain one match, so a monthly donation of any amount helps to support the work of mentoring in our community. And making donations through our PayPal account is easy and secure.
Quotes from the children we serve:
“My Big Brother really listens to me”
“I get to do stuff that I never did before”
“My Big just makes me feel better when I’m around him”
These are just a few of the comments our staff receive from our Little Brothers, Little Sisters and Little Pals.
60% of the children we serve come from single parent households, whether through divorce, a death of a parent or due to incarceration or abuse. It can be heartbreaking.
Match Advantage Program
Thank you Woodward Tahoe for your partnership in giving our matches two-for-one admissions. What a great way to spend some time together. Check it out www.woodwardtahoe.com
If you are local business that would like to participate in our match advantage program, download this form to give our matches a discount at your business. Thank you for giving back!
Thank you to our major sponsors