Do you have what it takes to make a BIG difference in the life of a child? A donation, no matter the size, makes a big impact in the lives of children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) program.
“What if you decide to leave? What happens if I do something you don’t like? Will you still be my ‘Big’?” These are just some of the things heard out of the mouths of children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) program. For most, the idea of a consistent, caring person in their life is foreign.
Take Juan, who started with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County when he was 6 (he is now 13). He’s been heard telling ‘Big Brother’ Rick “You helped turn me from an angry boy into a respectful young man.” Juan saw his dad get run over by a car and die when he was very young. Coupled with a tough household, he was in desperate need of a mentor.Especially one that could help with his anger issues.
Enter Rick. With a big personality and a lot of love to give, Rick has truly made a BIG difference. He and Juan spend a lot of time together hunting, fishing and just enjoying each other’s company.
Stories like Juan’s are typical for children in the BBBS program. That’s why BBBS helps at risk children ages 6 to 13 (Littles) by matching them with an adult mentor (Bigs). Volunteers are asked to commit to one full year as consistency is very important to BBBS children. Most, however, choose to stay together well beyond the initial year.
The money we raise for BBBS stays local and goes right back into the program. We’ve been helping kids like Juan for almost 50 years as 2017
marks our 50th year! Thank you in advance for making a BIG difference.
YOUR DONATION no matter how big or small, will help match children with caring adults. YOUR DONATION will make a BIG difference in the life of a child!
EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS!
- $1,000 sponsors a child matched in the program for an entire year.
- $500 helps recruit more volunteers.
- $250 helps sponsor match activities.
- $100 makes waiting more tolerable.
- $50 helps keep kids safe.