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     Join us on Thursday,   December 5, at 

    Turtle Run Banquet Center    from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sample Items from local bakers, chefs, and more! 

                                It's not just for chocolate lovers!                                          There will be barbeque, salads, and other items to sample.

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Join in the fun with our special raffle baskets including:

The Designer in You: Enjoy a Kate Spade bag, Bare Escentuals makeup, Vera Bradley wallet, designer cologne, and A $50 Meijer        Gift Card and more. Valued at $500.


Tastefully Simple: Includes an array of Tastefully Simple items, a $50 Meijer Gift Card, a $25 County Market Gift Card, a Longaberger cake pan, various mixing bowl, kitchen utensils, loaf pan, and more.    Valued at $300.

All Things Christmas: Includes Christmas lights, garland, cards, bags, gift wrap, tape, bows, a $50 Meijer gift card and more.                  Valued at $300.

Dad's Day Out: Includes 2 polo shirts from Turtle Run Golf Course, a putter, 1 oil change and car wash from Toyota, a 1 month Family Membership to the Danville YMCA, $50 Meijer gift card, various cleaning supplies, a duffle bag, and more. Valued at $300.

Holiday Relaxation: Includes 4 Danville Symphony Orchestra tickets, a selection of wine, cheese plate and cheese knife, crackers, corkscrew, a $50 Meijer gift card, and more. Valued at $300.

Vera Bradley Comes to Danville: Includes 6 Vera Bradley bags from large to small and a $50 Meijer gift card. Valued at $300.

Event and Raffle tickets go on sale NOW.

Only a limited number will be sold.

50/50 Raffle tickets will also be available.

        You can purchase tickets at Big Brothers Big Sisters, 100 N. Franklin St., Danville, IL 

Just give us a call at 217-446-6601.

Our Mission:  To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships and programs that change their lives for the better, forever.

Purpose:  To provide every child in Vermilion County who needs and wants a mentor with a mentor.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County links positive mentors (Bigs) with children (Littles) ages 6 through 13, in Vermilion County.  In 1971 a group of concerned citizens were worried that children from single parent homes did not have the guidance they needed.   They determined the best way to provide this guidance was through 1-to-1 mentoring. After contacting Big Brothers Big Sisters of America these caring adults developed Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County. 

Nationally, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States.  The organization continues as the leader in 1-to-1 youth mentoring for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people.

Landmark Study Finds Lasting Effects
Big Brothers Big Sisters recently engaged the research work of Harris Interactive in order to determine if its effectiveness lasts past the years when children are actually enrolled in the programs.

This research shows the lessons children in the program learn and the opportunities that are given to them as a result of having a positive "Big" influence in their life lasts forever.

Among the studies findings:

Children who had a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters are:

  • 75% more likely than non-alumni to have received a four-year college degree.
  • 39% more likely than non-alumni to have current household incomes of $75,000 or more.
  • Extremely or very satisfied with their relationships to friends (72%), family (65%) and spouses (62%) than non-alumni.
  • Extremely or very satisfied with life (64%) compared to just 35% of non-alumni.
  • More likely than non-alumni to be engaged in their community over the past 12 months, particularly when it comes to volunteering and holding a leadership role in an organization working on an issue.

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"I think he was truly amazed that WE could make something and not go to the store and buy one that is already put together."Patrick J. O'Shaughnessy

Read more about Patrick's story.

 At that meeting it was finally put to me how great the need is in our community for mentors, especially men”. - Kevin Stroud