Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America came together 1904, with the founding of the Big Brothers movement. The organization’s mission is to provide children with adult mentors, in the hope of helping children cultivate good relationships, avoid risky behaviors, and achieve educational success.
Volunteer adult mentors are called “Bigs,” while the children they mentor are called “Littles.” Once a Big and Little are matched, they are regularly contacted by a Match Support Specialist to ensure that they have the feedback and support they need. And they’re always looking for new members so if you have time consider joining them!
The organization partners with other foundations for sponsorship of its activities. It is currently the largest mentoring network in the United States that is donor- and volunteer-supported.
BBBS accepts mainly financial contributions, but also accepts donated items through many of their charity bins you see in the map above, and through individual chapters.