Changing kids’ lives for the better, forever is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission. But how do we know that mentoring, and that our one-to-one mentoring model, works? How do we determine that positive changes are taking place in children’s lives and that our efforts are truly making a difference?
All About The Team: This Former Little is ‘Playing it Forward’
Years ago, he was credited with being a Little Brother in one of the longest-lasting matches at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. Today, Dave Rappold serves on BBBS’ Board of Directors and is heading up the agency’s 2018 Bowl For Kids event.
“When I was 4 years old my dad passed away suddenly and unexpectedly,” said Dave. “That set the stage for BBBS becoming part of my life...
He’s from El Paso, but Saul Espinoza, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas enrollment specialist, knew he wanted to end up in Austin. Though his path to BBBS is unusual, Saul is committed to helping at-risk kids. He works hard to make the best mentoring matches possible so that BBBS’ kids can achieve success.
Amplify Austin is almost here! Your gift today can change a child’s life for the better, forever! Amplify Austin is a 24-hour day of community-wide online giving, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is excited to be participating again this year! Funds raised through Amplify will allow us to create more life-changing mentoring relationships for children in Central Texas, like the one between Rain and her Big Sister Elissa.
Joyful. That’s the word used to describe the match between Big Brother Denver and his Little Brother Juan. What started as an encounter between an adult and a somber, shy child has become a joyful reunion every time the pair get together.
Corporate Matching Gifts: An Easy Way to Double Your Impact
Thinking about supporting the great work of Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Central Texas? Or are you already participating? If so, you may be
able to double your impact with one simple step – finding out if the company
you work for matches donations to nonprofits. Many do. It’s an easy way to
instantly double your contribution.
2017 was a
banner year for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. As we head into
2018, our 47th year of service in the community, we have just
experienced an exceptional year of fundraising success, exposure, and support
for the agency, along with the honor of having won a number of important
awards. Most important, however is the growth we achieved in the number of children
served – a terrific 5% increase over the previous year, which amounts to almost 1,000 kids
and families served, about 300 new matches made, and approximately 60,000 hours
of volunteer service given by Bigs.