February 9th, 2023




IN THIS ISSUE:


  • Black History Month
  • Thank You America First Credit Union


  • Tax Credit Season
  • Thank You Super Bowl Legacy Grant
  • Bowl for Kids Sake 2023!

“In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup of chemistry, or of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know and care about the person you’re sharing with.” – Maya Angelou

FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

In honor of Black History Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters Southern Arizona recognizes the importance of mentoring in the Black community, because investing in our youth is investing in our future.


As we reflect on the past and look to the future, it is important to remember the importance of mentorship with evidence based statistics. 90% of littles see their mentor (their big) as a very important adult in their life. 93% of littles are saying NO to drugs, violence and skipping school.


Did you know that Black students are less likely to have access to mentoring opportunities? Let's change that!. If you’re interested in becoming a mentor, Join BBBSSOAZ in supporting and inspiring the next generation!

Click here to Volunteer! 

THANK YOU AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION!

Thank you to America First Credit Union for hosting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona Bigs, Littles and volunteers at the UA Women’s Basketball game on Sunday Jan 29th.



All those that attended had a blast and one lucky Little Brother even got some court time.


Your support provided an amazing experience for our Matches; strengthening their one-to-one connection to each other which ripples positive impact into the community.

ARIZONA STATE TAX CREDIT!

There is still time to take advantage of the Arizona State Tax Credit to support our 1-to-1 youth mentoring programs that empower potential.


A gift made TODAY can be applied to your 2022 state return, providing a dollar-for-dollar tax credit towards the amount you owe to the State of Arizona.



For more information please visit:

https://www.soazbigs.org/az-tax-credit/

Click here to Donate! 

THANK YOU SUPER BOWL LEGACY GRANT PROGRAM!

We are thrilled and honored to receive a $75,000 grant from the Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona 

programs!

BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE 2023!

Bowl is rolling out in 2023 with a TOON theme, celebrating the classic cartoons of the 1960's!


Bringing back the classics from the town of Bedrock to Spacely Space Sprockets:

  • Create a fundraising team, up to 6 Hanna-Barbera FANS!
  • Members raise funds and awareness
  • You Got it Doc! Join us for 2 hours of Bowl FUN in March/April


JOIN HERE! You don't have to be named 'Johnny' to accept the 'Quest!'

LEARN MORE

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona


supportus@soazbigs.org www.soazbigs.org


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