Fun in the Sun

On August 22nd, we brought 6 matches and 5 children from our waitlist to Lake Dennison in Winchenden, MA to kick off #YouthOutDoorsWeek. We learned about water safety and had a great time canoeing on the lake. Special thanks to former Big Brother Matt Beaton, MA Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs and his office and to the park rangers from the Department of Conservation and Recreation for partnering with us on this event! 

THANK YOU to our Donors

We depend on the generosity of our donors to ensure our mentoring programs continue to thrive. We received the following grants in August:


 DCU for Kids  : $5,000 

Brunch For Big Brothers Big Sisters at Blackstone National Gold Club

Now through October 16, 15% of your bill for Sunday Brunch (8am-1pm) at Blackstone National Golf Club will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/ Metrowest if you mention us! Be sure to pay them a visit at  227 Putnam Hill Road in Sutton, MA.

Rodman Rider Spotlight: Rich Schwarz

Rich Schwarz is a long-time Big Brother and participant in the Rodman Ride for Kids. When asked how he expects to feel crossing the finish line this year, he said "It's always a great feeling to have crossed. You get a sense of accomplishment, and I'll be happy that we've done a good amount of fundraising for the organization...." Click here to learn about his experience in 12 Rodman Rides and counting!

 The Rodman Ride for Kids

Mark your calendars: September 24, 2016!  Each year, Big Brothers Big Sisters participates in t he Rodman Ride for Kids an umbrella matching gift charity that generously raises funds for organizations that support at-risk kids across Massachusetts. We recruit individuals and teams to fundraise on our behalf and ride 25, 50, or 100 miles at the event on September 24th. Our goal is to raise $110,000. If we meet our goal, Rodman Ford matches us at 5%. You can help us reach our goal by making a donation today. Click here to make a donation or click to support one of the teams below!

Do you want to Ride?  Click here to register as a rider!

BBBS Staff Member Honored by Worcester Business Journal: 40 under 40

"In 2014, Harrigan moved to Worcester from California to work with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest and has since volunteered with the United Way of Central Mass, Regional Environmental Council, Community Harvest Project and Kaya Children International. Hawley works as a public administration professor at Clark University. Harrigan is an avid traveler and has lived, volunteered and worked abroad in China, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Spain..." Click here to read Hawley's full profile from the Worcester Business Journal.

Big Brothers Big Sisters C.A.R.E.S.

We are excited to announce a new partnership  with two statewide programs that will help form  BBBS C.A.R.E.S. , our new assistance program designed to support our most at-risk and vulnerable Littles and their families. BBBS C.A.R.E.S. will include our new partnership with  Cradles to Crayons , a nonprofit agency whose mission includes the provision of clothing, books, and other essential items to low-income children and their families. Additionally, we have partnered with the Axuda program, a nonprofit initiative from the DCU Foundation. Axuda is a crowd-funded platform whereby families in emergency situations can apply for no-interest loans (up to $600) to address emergency situations.

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