“Start Something!” Donate your time or money to help a child reach their potential. It might be the start of something big!

Dear Friend,

Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, we start something incredible: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential. And thanks to the first-ever nationwide impact study of a mentoring organization, we have the facts to prove it.

Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in our program, were:
• 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
• 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
• 52% less likely to skip school
• 37% less likely to skip a class
• 33% less likely to hit someone
They also found that the Littles were more confident of their performance in schoolwork and getting along better with their families.
Reaching the children in our community would not be possible without you. You believe in our mission and continue to support our efforts. Thank you for all you do!
A gift from you, whatever the amount, helps maintain our current matches and allows us to market Big Brothers Big Sisters to recruit more volunteers to serve more children. When you donate and participate with Big Brothers Big Sisters, you will change lives!
Thank you for believing in the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Lee Ann Shaffer-Smith
Executive Director