Big Brothers Big Sisters Needs You

Calls come in every day from parents, teachers and guidance counselors. They know what a difference a mentor can make in a child’s life. Your gift can help make Big magic for children in your local community by:

  • Helping us to recruit new Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers
  • Ensuring trained professionals match children to caring and responsible volunteers. 
  • Offering one-to-one, ongoing supervision and support for every match
  • Providing cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for children

And 94% of every dollar you give goes directly to making and supporting matches.

Research shows that our mentoring works. Kids with a Big Brother or Big Sister show real differences in their personal and academic lives. They are:

  • More confident in their schoolwork performance
  • Able to get along better with their families
  • 52% less likely to skip school.*

In addition to these annual statistics there are many long lasting impacts in the lives of children, schools, families and community.  A recent study conducted by Harris Interactive found adults mentored as children through Big Brothers Big Sisters are more likely than peers with similar backgrounds but who were not involved in the program to have a four-year degree, incomes of $75,000 or greater and strong relationships with their spouses, children and friends.   Another interesting finding is “adult littles are more likely than non-alumni to be engaged in their community over the past 12 months, particularly when it comes to volunteering (52% vs 35%, respectively) and holding a leadership role in an organization working on an issue (29% vs 16%, respectively.)  

Think about a child who has wished for a Big Brother or Big Sister. Someone to have fun with and confide in. Someone to be a mentor. A guide. A friend. Now … think of how your gift can bring magic to the life of that child.

How Can I donate?

You can make a donation through our secure fundraising partners firstgiving.

or you can mail a check or money order to:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County
100 N. Franklin Street, Suite B
Danville, IL 61832 
Call us at 217-446-6601 or click here to Contact Us for more information. 

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