Keep Kids Connected
A fundraising campaign for Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc..
About This Campaign
Help Us Keep Kids Connected. Donate Today.
The unprecedented stress of this pandemic is felt by all, but the Littles we serve are likely to bear the heaviest burdens of trauma and economic fallout. Social restrictions are affecting their well-being and compounding the adversity that many of them already face daily.
But when Littles have a Big who’s there for them—even if not face-to-face—it makes a huge difference. That’s why these one-to-one mentoring relationships are more important now than ever. We’re doing everything we can to keep kids connected but we need your support.
Throughout this crisis, our Bigs have stepped up and found creative ways to connect with their Littles, and our staff continues to work diligently to support our Bigs, Littles, and families during this time. Now, we’re asking you to join this effort.
Will you make a financial contribution that will support our Littles? Your donation is a BIG help in supporting the matches we are keeping safe and healthy. Here’s what your donation can do:
- $1,000 provides the gift of one life-changing match
- $500 funds monthly coaching sessions for Bigs, Littles, and families
- $100 provides a specialized training session for a Big
- $50 funds a background check for new Bigs
Your support is critical to help #KeepKidsConnected because the pandemic not only changed how Bigs and Littles meet, but it’s changed our funding. Funding needed to continue our work to support our 560+ matches and recruit new mentors for the youth on our waitlist. Recently, we lost pledged support due a grantor's understandable shift to virus related programs. This has been impacted further by changes to events and fewer individual donations.
Thank you for investing in mentoring.
Campaign to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc.
Active in Virginia since 1962, Big Brothers Big Sisters creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. BBBS serves youths ages 6 to 18 by matching youth (Littles) with caring, consistent adult mentors (Bigs). Bigs and Littles meet weekly and work towards goals that help the Little build social skills, increase academic achievement, and create healthy lifestyles. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides mentors throughout Greater Richmond, Tri-Cities, Hampton Roads and the Greater Virginia Peninsula.
Erin Cleary gave a $105.79 donation
John Stanchina gave a $500 donation
Katie Clark gave a $20 donation
Stewart Gamage gave a $250 donationDedication In Honor of: Gary and Anne SmithIn honor of the Smith family
An anonymous donation of $53.04 has been made
Donna Sumner-Tuimavana gave a $50 donationKeep up the good work BBBS.
Norwood Carson gave a $50 donation
Donald and Loraine Lemoine gave a $264.02 donationChildren are our Future!