December 2016 E-Newsletter
'tis the season for giving! It's not too late to make a year-end donation to support our mission!  

Annual Meeting 2017

Our Annual Meeting is just around the corner! All are welcome to come, enjoy drinks and light fare, and hear about our progress over the last year.

Thursday, January 19th
The Hanover Insurance Group
Suggested Donation: $25

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 December:

BBBS CEO, Jeffrey Chin, accepting $2,500 donation from Southbridge Savings Bank

Dell/EMC: $10,000

Hologic: $10,000

Bowl for Kids' Sake
Get ready to bowl a strike and make an impact! We will host our 2nd annual Bowl for Kids' Sake event on April 8, 2017 at the AMF Auburn Lanes. Anyone is welcome to start a team of 4-6 people. Contact Jackie if you are interested in getting involved. 

BBBS Wins 1st Place in "Share the Care" Contest

"Starting on October 6, 2016 Webster Five launched a customer-centric philanthropic promotion called "Share the Care" as part of their ongoing commitment to supporting the needs of nonprofits within the community. Through this promotion, Webster Five invited customers and members of the community to nominate and vote for three local nonprofits for a chance to receive part of the $5,000 Web of Caring donation..." We won first place thanks to your help! Click here to read more about the contest.

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year from the BBBS Team! Thank you for being a part of our important mission.

Challenge Yourself During National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month, a time to celebrate and spread the word about the importance of mentoring youth in-need. January is also a time for us to put our New Year's Resolutions into action. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has challenged us to mobilize our supporters to use their resolutions for a good cause. Is your New Year's Resolution to get healthy and active in 2017? Set a goal and track your progress while raising money to support us by signing up for the Great Big Challenge! Click here to learn more and register today. 

Annual Holiday Party

The holidays got off to an early start as over 100 children and adults gathered at the Westborough High School Dec. 10 to enjoy our annual holiday party. Nearly 50 matches attended the event. Approximately 25 kids on our waitlist attended along with an equal number of adults who agreed to be "Bigs for the Day" so that each child would feel comfortable and welcomed. Click to read more...

Save the Date for the Big Celebration

Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Holy Cross
Save the date for the Big Celebration: Casino Royale, our annual spring fundraiser. We will have casino games, live & silent auctions, live entertainment, plenty of food and more. Tickets will go on sale soon. Want to get involved? join the committee and help us plan the most exciting night of the year! Click here to learn more about the event.

Special Thanks to our Holiday Helpers

We were humbled by the overwhelming support we received from our community during the holiday season this year. Countless groups and individuals collected items to support families we serve. Special shout-out to our friends at Holy Cross for collecting toys and games for us to use in our site-based programs. Another shout-out goes to Cogmedix for collecting and delivering nearly 100 coats for us to distribute to families in need. Though they wish to remain anonymous, we are also thankful to those who adopted families and purchased Christmas gifts who made sure it was a memorable year for the children. 

If you have pictures of you and your Little having a great time together, we'd love to see them! 
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Interested in getting more involved with BBBS? We are currently recruiting members for our Board of Corporators. Click to learn more or email Allison James to learn how to join. 

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