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Big Brothers Big Sisters Joins Forces withThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies to Inspire Audiences to “Start Something Epic”
A Simple Act of Kindness Can Be as Powerful as the Greatest Act of Heroism
Big Brothers Big Sisters has teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) and New Line Cinema on the release ofThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The campaign launches on November 15th with television ads featuring scenes from the movie, as well as print media, encouraging audiences to “Start Something Epic” by either donating or volunteering.
In theaters December 17, 2014,The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. Messages of growth, leadership and perseverance resonate throughout the film. With encouragement and support from Gandalf, Bilbo discovers his own depths of courage and ingenuity – he just needed someone to help show him the way, and, when necessary, give him a push in the right direction. Their iconic friendship is emblematic of the relationship between an adult volunteer (“Big”) and a child (“Little”) enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. The similarities helped to inspire the tagline, “Whether you are Big or Little, Start Something Epic,” inviting audiences to become a Big Brother or Big Sister to a child in need.
The campaign will run through January 20, 2015.
Comcast's Bowl for Kids' Sake is all about March Madness
On Sunday, March 8th, teams of bowlers from Comcast's call center in Lynnwood, dressed in their favorite team colors, will come out to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County at one of our two Bowl for Kids' Sake events. Bowl for Kids' Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters' signature fundraiser where approximately half a million people across the country, come out to help raise money in order to support the life changing work we do around the nation. Comcast's event will be held at Evergreen Lanes in Everett, from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Our community-wide event will take place later in the year. For more information, visit our BFKS events page here.
Mentor Appreciation Open House
On Thursday, January 22nd starting from 5:30pm - 7:00pm, we will host our annual Mentor Appreciation Open House in our offices (this year on the 4th floor.) We invite all of our current mentor's and their significant others to stop by for a toast, a treat, and a thanks.
Our 2015 Dream Builders Auction is now underway
Our 2015 Dream Builders Auction is set for Saturday, May 9, 2015 and will once again take place at the Lynnwood Convention Center. We are very excited to welcome back the fabulous John Curley as our auctioneer. Doors will open at 5:30pm with a reception and silent auction. Dinner and the live auction will begin at 7:00pm. If you are interested in learning more about our Dream Builders Auction or have an item to donate, please contact Sanda Anderson, special events coordinator at Sanderson@bbbs-snoco.org.