Be a Part of Something BIG!
Summer 2016 Campaign $25k in 25 days, help us make it happen
This summer is an exciting time for BBBS, we continue to grow our numbers (up 15% just from last year alone) and lives are being changed for the better. This July/August we are doing a campaign to raise $25,000 in 25 days. You can help us achieve that! The life changing success stories are amazing….not only of our Littles but also life changing stories of our Bigs…..everyone wins when we work together to support our kids…click on our Pay Pal link below to support the cause!
Our Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better — forever!!!
. Our vision is to provide successful mentoring relationships for all children who want and need them, contributing to better schools, brighter futures, and a stronger community for all. We are the only organization in our area serving both boys and girls in one on one mentoring.
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.
Bring the entire family to The Village at Northstar California for Retro Skate Nights each Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 21 through August 23! Don’t forget to dress the part – Northstar will award Best Costume at each skate night to the guest with the best costume for that week’s theme. Be ready to get your groove on as a DJ spins all of your favorite tunes from the ‘70s and ‘80s live from The Village Stage. Costume props, games and prizes will set the stage for this throwback skate party, don’t miss out! 20% of all skate rental proceeds from Retro Skate nights during the month of July will be donated directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe. Skating is free, and skate rentals are available for just $12.
Sunday Aug 14th
Start of Big Brother / Big Sister’s Sand Castle building Contest
Big Brothers / Big Sisters Luau
Donate $20 to Big Brothers / Big Sisters and get a ticket for the Luau, Hawaiian Music and Dancers. Food served at 1 pm Sunday. Menu items include pulled pork slider’s with mango-pineapple salsa, kabobs, skewers, pineapple-kiwi bites and macaroni salad.
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 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….Making donations through our PayPal account is easy!!
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 heart breaking.
Thank you Woodward Tahoe for your partnership in giving our matches two for one! 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!