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The BIG Event 2016
A Night That Left us All Inspired and Thankful
Mobile, Alabama- November 17, 2016- The BIG Event held on Thursday, November 17th was a beautiful and elegant event that emotionally connected all parties involved and present, to our mission in many ways. A special thanks to everyone that attended for your contributions to helping us fulfill our mission. The night led with thoughtful videos that demonstrated the positive impact our Bigs and Littles have on one another. Laura Schroff delighted us all with a powerful speech on how meeting Maurice Mayzyck, an 11 year old panhandler on the streets of New York, over 30 years ago has changed her life then and continues to do so today. We also had the pleasure of witnessing our CEO and Big, Aimee and her third little Kameron, a sophmore at The Citadel, who she'd been with now for nine years toast to Laura's speech with cold milk and warm cookies "to purpose and kindness", which concluded our 4th annual BIG Event. It was a remarkably inspiring and heartfelt evening that resonated with the attendees.
You are invited to attend The BIG Event on November 17, 2016. It will be an inspiring evening with New York Times Bestselling Author Laura Schroff of "A Invisible Thread". If you are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities, CLICK HERE!
You are invited to gather a team of 5-6 bowlers who would raise donations to support matches in our School-based and Community-based preogram. To get started and find out more about the event, go to www.bbbssa.org/bfks
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama kicked off its second annual fundraising event, The BIG Walk on Saturday morning, May 7th at 9 a.m. at the Bluegill restaurant. Roughly, it had been a two-month fundraising period, which gave all of the mentors time to raise as much as possible before the day of the event. The CEO of BBBSSA, Aimee Risser, announced the successes of the event at the end of the day. Overall, over $71,000 was raised in funds, which is $20,000 more than what was raised for the inaugural event, last year. Of that $71,000 corporate Bigs alone raised $54,000. The BIG Walk is a fundraising event that benefits all the matches currently in our mentoring program and aids in supporting the 166 new minority boys that we strive to serve this year as well. Without the help of others, Big Brothers Big Sisters and its mentoring program would not be as successful as it is today. The organization would not be able to help and change as many young children's lives without the support of others. Thank you to each and everyone who participated in The BIG Walk!
April 8, 2016 - Engage the Next Generation at the LODA Art Walk By Sha Buchanan, AmeriCorp VISTA
On Friday, April 8th, in downtown Mobile, Big Brothers Big Sisters had the opportunity to inspire locals to become a part of something BIG, during the annual LODA Art Walk sponsored by Engage the Next Generation. While being accompanied by over 20 other organizations that are engaging with the locals, BBBS was able to collect around 20 new volunteer signees who want to become mentors.
We would like to thank the Floral Parade Committee for inviting us to participate in this awesome event again this year. We also want to thank the committee as well as Toomey's Mardi Gras for their support. As you can see we had a blast!
January 19, 2016- City of Bay Minette, Mentoring Month
Mayor Robert A. “Bob” Wills presented the proclamation to representatives from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama as well as Standard Furniture and North Baldwin Infirmary, two of the programs corporate sponsors that allow its employees to serve as Bigs on company time. They include, from left, Karmen Still and Patsy Robinson, Standard Furniture; Diane Cook, BBBS Match Specialist; Marisa Williams and Ben Hansert, with North Baldwin Infirmary. Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama currently serves two schools in the north Baldwin Community: Bay Minette Elementary and Bay Minette Intermediate. There is a need for more volunteers to sign up to serve as Big Brothers and Big Sisters.