November 2020

To our friends,

I hope you were able to enjoy a safe and happy holiday this past week! I know we all have to experience the holidays differently this year, but hopefully you were still able to see loved ones virtually and safely.

As we get closer to the end of 2020, it's time to reflect on this challenging and unusual year. At BBBS, we continue to be so thankful to have defenders like you in our corner, empowering the potential of the youth in our community. Especially during these trying times we've had to face as a community, your support means the world to us and to our youth.

Stay well and warm,
Sandy Morales
Chief Executive Officer
Meet Big Brother Aaron & Little Brother Emerson

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County is pleased to recognize Big Brother Aaron as the Big of the Month for November of 2020. Aaron and his Little Brother Emerson started their match in September of 2017 and they have been an incredible match since then.

Aaron works at J.H. Findorff & Sons. Despite not meeting in person, Aaron and Emerson have been connecting at the same time every week via Zoom. They enjoy discussing books and playing video games together. Aaron has dropped off some of Emerson's favorite activities and snacks at Emerson's home and he has helped talk Emerson through the challenges of virtual learning. Before the pandemic, Aaron and his Little Brother Emerson were regular attendees at BBBS events and programs. We hope to safely see them again soon! 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County is grateful to all of our volunteers who, like Aaron, are making a difference one child at a time. Congratulations to Big Brother Aaron on being our Big of the Month!

Interested in becoming a Big? Click here to learn more!
Complete your Holiday Shopping with AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you select Big Brothers And Big Sisters Of Dane County Inc as your charity of choice, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases directly to BBBS! While you're already making your purchases on, just finish checkout through and make an impact while checking off your holiday shopping list.

Vote for us through Target Circle

We’re participating in the Target Circle program! Through their loyalty program, you can now vote for BBBS of Dane County and help direct Target’s giving to benefit BBBS and the youth in our community! You have until December 31st to get your votes in so you have the whole holiday season to vote for us! Remember, you get a vote with EACH purchase so make sure you vote each time.

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday and we hope you'll consider celebrating with us!
Three Ways to Give Back this #GivingTuesday

1. Make a donation to power our work and create more Matches

2. Give a holiday gift to a Little in our program by purchasing an item from our Amazon Wishlist

3. Bid on a week-long stay at The Lake of the Ozarks (bidding closes Tuesday, 12/8)

Stay tuned to our social media tomorrow for more details and updates.

Welcome our NEW Match Support Specialist

We are very excited to welcome a new Match Support Specialist to our team, Ellie Wingender.

"My name is Ellie and I am so excited to be a part of Big Sisters Big Brothers! I was a Preschool teacher before this and went to school at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. I am now a Match Support Specialist and receiving my Masters Degree in Educational Psychology. I am excited to be a part of a new community in the greater Madison area."

Welcome to the BBBS team, Ellie!