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Our Mentoring Works
Research shows the positive effect that our one-to-one mentoring programs have on a child’s life. Read on >
A Big Help
84% of former Littles surveyed agree that their Big taught them the importance of helping others.
Real Life Story
See how we forge strong, long-lasting relationships.
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Dashing Jack Holiday Antenna Ball Ornaments
This holiday season, help make a difference in the life of a child! Visit participating Jack in the Box® stores and purchase a limited-edition Dashing Jack ornament for $1, plus tax, to display on your car or holiday tree. Proceeds will benefit kids in our community. Jack in the Box and Big Brothers Big Sisters have partnered since 1998. This is the seventh annual Jack in the Box® holiday promotion benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters’ programs. Don’t miss out -- supplies are limited – so visit a participating Jack in the Box today and buy a Dashing Jack ornament!
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.
Starbucks Partners with BBBS to Host a One Day Only Auction
Head out to the Frontier Village Starbucks on Thursday, December 18th, during the hours of 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. to bid on a few selected pieces of art, all donated by friends of BBBS. Throughout the day, Starbucks will raffle off several wonderful baskets, just $1.00 a ticket. Proceeds from the art as well as the raffle, will go directly to us, just in time for the holidays.
Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program Benefits BBBS
Fred Meyer Community Rewards program is a way for local non-profits to receive donations from Fred Meyer Stores. This program puts control of their community donations into the hands of their customers—who also happen to be our donors. Fred Meyer Community Rewards will allow Fred Meyer to donate up to $625,000 per quarter to non-profit organizations throughout Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Mentor Appreciation Open House
On Thursday, January 22nd starting from 5:30pm - 7:30pm, 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.
Save the Date
Our 2015 Dream Builders Auction is set for Saturday, May 9, 2015. 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.