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

2017 Bigs and Littles of the Year Named!

We are pleased to announce that Roxanne Connor and Megan, a site-based match at Eisenhower Elementary School in Clearwater, have been named our Big Sister and Little Sister of the Year for 2017. We also congratulate Chris Butler and Elgin, a community-based match in St. Petersburg, as our Big Brother and Little Brother of the Year. View their inspirational stories HERE!


35th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake

 Our biggest and most striking fundraiser is back in 2017! For more info, and to sign up, visit our BFKS registration page. Stay tuned to see the various dates and locations across Tampa Bay.

You can also download the BFKS app! Get it on

Google Play

ITunes.



59th Annual Lakeland Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

 Breakfast has never been so fufilling! Flipping for Charities returns, and so does the delicious meal. For more info, and to RSVP, visit the webpage.


Are you ready to go over the edge?

 Once again, Big Brothers Big Sisters supporters will be rappeling down the tallest building in St. Pete. Help us with our annual Over The Edge fundraiser, by signing up and raising $1500 and you can go too! The date is set for April 29th, but you must have your funds raised by April 21st to be eligible.
 If going over yourself isn't your style, you can nominate someone else go. "Toss the Boss" anyone?

To get registered or view sponsorship information, Click Here!


Hamburger Mary's Drag Queen Bingo

 This annual adult fundraiser is always a hit! Enjoy Bingo with prizes and raffles galore.

Our fundraiser is happening in 3 Hamburger Mary's Locations

March 22 - Clearwater

April 18 -Saint Petersburg

May 9 - Tampa


 To help celebrate the 15th year of National Mentoring Month, we shared one of our match stories every day throughout January! See all the stories HERE.


12th Annual Tampa Bay Club Sport Field Day Hits a Home Run

This annual event is always a great time, and raised $4,600 for kids in our community! As always some fresh events were introduced this year: Scuba Steve Relay, Keg-R-Racer, and BayCare Blind Man's Challenge! This event is also a hit to recruit Bigs, this year bringing in 12 new mentors.


Love Fore Tennis & Golf Tournament Raises $50,000!

 For the 33rd year, Countryside Country Club hosted their Love Fore Tennis & Golf Tournament. Big Brothers Big Sisters was proud to serve as the charity partner for this years event. The tournament brought together 48 tennis players, 136 golfers, and raised over $50,000 for our Bigs in Blue initiative!


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 and Polk 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.


Stephen Koch, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay issues a video challenge to a select group of volunteer Bigs.

Will you accept the challenge? Tell your personal story about BBBS and encourage your friends to visit votebigs.org to help BBBS of Tampa Bay by raising up to $4 per vote. Then, nominate and tag other Bigs, Littles, or friends of the agency to do the same.

Tag Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay when you post, we'd love to see your story!

View the Facebook post

#BigChallenge2017
Cast your vote: votebigs.org


 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 info@bbbstampabay.org to apply or receive more information.


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