Join us for #GivingTuesday on December 1!
This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving!
Last year, more than 27,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement on December 1st, and to help get out and give. Click here to learn more
Burger Monger #GivingTuesday
Looking for lunch or dinner plans on Tuesday, Dec. 1? Then head to a BurgerMonger near you! As part of the #GivingTuesday fundraising effort, BurgerMonger has offered to donate a portion of their proceeds all day on Dec. 1 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay. So visit one of their restaurants in Carrollwood, Wesley Chapel, Brandon, Safety Harbor or South Tampa and help support BBBS!
Big Night In
Be part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay Big Night In fundraising campaign! This is a wonderful opportunity to invite family and friends to enjoy food and fellowship, and share how investing in Big Brothers Big Sisters can change children’s lives in our community. Learn more here!
Big Brothers Big Sisters adds 345 new applicants during “100 Men in 100 Days” Campaign
A 100-day agency-wide initiative by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay to recruit more male volunteers resulted in 345 new applicants between July 1 and Oct. 8. The majority of the approximately 1,000 area kids who are waiting for a mentor are boys, so the organization embarks on an annual campaign to raise awareness and recruit new potential Big Brothers. This year’s efforts included numerous special events, including happy hours throughout the Tampa Bay area, an afternoon at the Ferrari of Tampa Bay dealership in Palm Harbor, and attending a Bucs morning practice during summer training camp. BBBS of Tampa Bay has several programs that match caring, positive role models with children facing adversity in the Tampa Bay area. For just a few hours a month you can make a difference in the life of a child by spending quality time together at a sporting event, going to the beach, attending art shows or whatever activities you and your “Little” find appealing.
BIG Clays For Kids
Come out to the Charity Clay Shoot benefiting our mentoring programs for at-risk kids in Pasco County! Join in on the fun and help change the lives of kids in Pasco. Sign up now for the November 21st event at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays in Land O' Lakes.
Lavonte David Charity Bowling
Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David and more than a dozen of his teammates came out to support BBBS on Monday, Nov. 16, as part of the first Lavonte David Charity Bowling event at Splitsville in Tampa. Lavonte spent time chatting and bowling with a number of our Bigs and Littles in the early evening, then was joined by some of his Buccaneers teammates – including Jameis Winston, Gerald McCoy, Mike Evans, Johnthan Banks, Danny Lansanah, Louis Murphy and more – for a night of fun, autographs, photos and bowling with our lane sponsors and guests. Lavonte also made a personal donation of $9,000, bringing the total proceeds for the night to over $20,000. A huge thanks to Lavonte and the Bucs!
2015 Art of Helping Children Gala
We appreciate the generous donation from The Broadrick Family Foundation and to all who sponsored this event.
To view the photo gallery from this year's Gala, click here.
Special thanks to MamaRazziFoto for taking pictures of the event.
Read Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano's story about Port Richey police chief Rob Lovering and his surprise reunion at the Gala with former Big, Bill Patchett Romano column
BBBS NAMED NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR BY THE TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay received the top honor in the Public and Societal Benefit category.
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Thank you to our friends at Columbia Restaurant for including Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Community Harvest Campaign!
If you purchased a voucher for a Big Brothers Big Sisters license plate, click here for information on when you can expect to receive yours.
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!
Just in time for school, we're partnering with Bright House Networks for this year's Bright Ideas STEM from Today's Youth project.
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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.
Check out this inspiring story from Little Brother SirGiorgio.
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 America CEO, Pam Iorio.
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 email@example.com to apply or receive more information.