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

Linebacker and Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Lavonte David partners with teammates, Cameron Lynch and Devante Bond, to fuel the the bbbs mission for the My Cause, My Cleats campaign. Three Littles got to have their cleat design brought to life, and the players will wear their cleats at the December 3rd away game!


Read the full recap HERE!

Complete Photo Gallery HERE!



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


It's time to MAN UP!

Today kicks off our annual 100 Men 100 Days campaign! It's an agency-wide initiative to recruit more great male volunteers. Right now, we have more than 1,000 kids on our waiting list who need a mentor, and most are boys. So what are you waiting for? You don't have to be a super hero, outstanding athlete or millionaire to be a Big Brother. Just a few hours a month can make a difference in the life of a child. Play catch. Read comics. Go fishing. Whatever you enjoy, you can bring your Little Brother with you. Not only will you make an impact on his life, your life will be changed, too. Learn more HERE!


Build up a friendship with your Little!

Enjoy admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort, with this specially discounted 1 Day General Admission ticket. A portion of each ticket purchased goes towards helping the children in our community! If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, visit Legoland's special BBBSTB page HERE!


What will you help your Little achieve?


Make summer a Little more fun!

Summer is a great time to sign up as a Big Brother or Big Sister! There are so many fun outdoor activities to do with your Little, such as the beach, the park or the neighborhood pool. Summer is also a perfect time to sign up as a site-based Big, as you should be matched by the time the school-year begins. 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!


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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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