December 2018


A Message From Our CEO
Happy Holidays!

Big Brothers Big Sisters sends holiday greetings to all of you! We are grateful for all that you do all year long. All of the progress that we have made this year is very exciting. We are matching more children with police officers through our Bigs in Blue program and have extended it to all first responders. More children who are in a fragile housing situation are getting extra support through our COFIT (Children of Families in Transition) program. SUCCESS launched this year. It is a program for children in 8th -12th grade that provides them with various experiences to help them prepare for the post-secondary choice that is best for them, whether it is entering the workforce or going to college. Atrium Health added a third Beyond School Walls program to serve 25 more middle-school children. Our Young Professional Leadership Council of Bigs launched this year and held their first annual "A Big Night Out" and we can't wait to see what they have in store for 2019.
All of this is very exciting and we want to continue to do great things. What is frustrating, is to have children waiting to be matched. Our pool of volunteers is low and we need your support to help identify more Big Brothers and Big Sisters to help the children waiting to be matched and those who will be seeking to participate in the program.
January is Mentoring Month and we will be launching a campaign - 100 Mentors in 100 Days beginning January 1, 2019. We will need everyone’s help to achieve our goal. Just refer one friend, family member or co-worker and you can help make a difference in not just your Little’s life, but in the life of another child as well.
We hope you enjoy this holiday season. We have so much to be thankful for, mostly because of all of you. Thank you! All the best to you and those you love!

Warmest wishes,

Donna

BBBS + Charlotte Hornets!
December 19th, 2018

We are thrilled to partner with the Charlotte Hornets as they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. All purchases through the link below are at a special discounted price with $5 benefiting BBBSCC! All fundraiser participants will receive a special Hornets gift and watching pre-game warm-ups. Purchase your tickets today!



Save the date: Bowl for Kids Sake


February 9th, 2019

Mark your calendars for our biggest celebration of YOU! We love to throw a good party, especially for our friends who raise funds to support children and mentoring. Join us February 9th at Ten Park Lanes for Bowl for Kids' Sake celebration. Sign up to be a team captain and show your support coming soon!


More information coming soon!
SUCCESS

S tudents U nderstanding C ollege and C areers through E ducation, S kills and S upport

All BBBS Community-Based matches with Littles in 8 th -12 th  grades are invited to attend. Please contact Iris Caldwell at Iris.Caldwell@bbbscentralcarolinas.org to register for events or if you have questions.
 
December Success Events
Want to be wealthy?
December 5 TH 2018
Want to know more about money? What to do with your first check? Debt…Credit…What’s that? A savings or checking account? Are you looking to buy a car or house one day? Sharon View Federal Credit Union will be discussing a variety of important topics to help promote financial stability for all teens . REGISTER HERE!
 
Success Holiday party
December 18 th 2018
Come join us for our SUCCESS Holiday Party at The SHINE Institute. We will have FREE gifts, snacks, live music and much more. Learn about our new Coding/Robotics and Entrepreneurship courses that will be offered for FREE . Courses will run January 2019-May 2019. REGISTER HERE!
Bigs of the Month
BIG THANKS

Thank you to all those who supported our Young Professional Leadership Council's first annual "A Big Night Out"

Thanks to all of our generous supporters, we were able to raise $8,398 on Giving Tuesday!
Big Sister Alyssa Conner and Kyle Bender from Scarlett Hearts teamed up with Lenny Boy Brewing and other community partners to host the first "Get fit and Fundraise" event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters!
Learn more about Scarlett Hearts HERE!
We are grateful to be chosen as a Charity of Choice for CarolinaBUILT's golf tournament fundraiser thanks to Big Sister Lauren Bremer and Mike Iosue from CarolinaBUILT!
How to Support


Be a Big

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Fund a Big

Donate today to help place a mentor in a child's life.
OUR MISSION

To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

OUR VISION

That all children achieve success in life.