Serving Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Citrus, Hernando and Sumter counties.

 

It's National Mentoring Month!

We're celebrating January's National Mentoring Month by featuring one video match story every day throughout the month. Check out our Stories page to catch up on the videos!

 


We've moved!

We have moved our Tampa office, and we're excited! Please note that our new address is:

4630 Woodland Corporate Boulevard

Suite #160

Tampa, FL 33614


What will you help your Little achieve?


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Be The BIG Difference!

Perhaps the most deserving children on our waiting lists are those who are in foster care, living with a relative or family friend. We are dedicated to finding some great Big Brothers and Big Sisters who can bring stability and friendship to these children, who have been removed from their homes through no fault of their own. One such match is Big Sister Lucinda and Little Sister Mijah, who have been together for four months and have “clicked” from the beginning. They have gone to yoga together, enjoyed the circus, and sometimes just like to take long walks around Hyde Park. Mijah lives with her grandmother, who says she has noticed how much happier Mijah has been since getting her Big Sister. And Lucinda, who describes Mijah as “sweet and funny,” has gotten great satisfaction over being able to bring some joy and fun into Mijah’s life. If you are interested in becoming a caring mentor to a foster child, please contact Jack Sheppard at JackS@bbbstampabay.org, or visit our volunteer page HERE!


Big News!

 In an effort to make the process of becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister as convenient as possible we are launching a new series of monthly Orientation and Training sessions at locations throughout Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Hernando and Citrus counties. If you are interested in becoming a mentor to one of the hundreds of Tampa Bay children on our waiting list, plan to attend one of our all-inclusive sessions, where you will be given an overview of our programs, complete our mentor training, submit your enrollment form and schedule your in-person interview. It’s never been quicker or easier to join our organization and become a positive role model to a child facing adversity. For a county-by-county list of upcoming Big Orientation sessions, click HERE.


 

 Thanks to your support, we reached our goal to sell 1,000 license plate vouchers statewide and now they're ready to purchase at your local Tax Collector's office.

Special thanks to Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano and staff for promoting this special project!


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay has earned a four star rating from Charity Navigator.

We proudly partner with the agencies listed below, thank you for your support.

 Did you know? You can now purchase a Big Brothers Big Sisters license plate! Stop by your local Tax Collector's office and ask for the Big Brothers Big Sisters specialty plate. You'll share the message about mentoring and a portion of the sale will help us pair more kids with caring mentors. Check out the video from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Florida.

 Become a volunteer. We're looking for committed and dedicated men, (and yes, women and couples, too!) who want to make a difference in the life of a child (Little). Volunteers (Bigs) spend a few hours a month doing simple things with their Little: going to the library, enjoying a ball game, just hanging out and we encourage Bigs to stay matched at least for one year. Click here, call (813) 769-3600, or e-mail info@bbbstampabay.org to apply or receive more information.


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