We will be hosting an Open House to promote our
School-Site Program to raise awareness and recruit volunteers!
When: Thursday, January 26th from 5:30 – 7:00.
Where: Big Brothers Big Sisters
110 N. 27th Street
Boise, ID 83702
RSVP: By Friday, January 20th
Our goal is to match children on the waiting list in February. With this goal in mind, we are seeking opportunities to recruit volunteers and schedule informative presentations in the month of January.
If you are interested in volunteering for our program and/or if you think it would be appropriate to provide a 20-minute presentation through your employer or if you would like to attend the Open House (and bring several friends), please reach out to Cami Hill, School-Site Coordinator, email@example.com 208-287-9446
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”
– Edith Lovejoy Pierce
While many of our efforts go into recruiting new volunteers for the children on our waitlist, we also would like to point out that our agency supports over 300 matches over the course of a year. While it is exciting to make a new matches, these existing matches are the unsung heroes of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Many of them have been together for over a year and it is in these long standing, ongoing relationships that we see the impacts of our mentoring program.
Yesterday was the final day of the Larry H. Miller Subaru Share the Love event!
Thank you so much for everybody that participated and, of course, the fine folks at
Larry H. Miller Subaru of Boise.
We are thrilled to announce that Emily Johnson has taken on the new position of Chief Operating Officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho.
Emily has been with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho since 2011; first as the Enrollment and Match Specialist, then as Program Director since 2013.
Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO Sarah Leeds says, “Emily’s promotion comes as a result of her keen attention to high program standards, dedication to our mission, and willingness to take on new challenges. Plus, her charisma and high energy make her a lot of fun to have on our team!”
Check out a few photos of our COO from some of the events we have had this year.
Check out the gallery below for some of the highlights this year!
We had a great time with everybody at the Halloween party! Check out our gallery of this haunted evening, below.
At Big Brothers Big Sisters we are about to make 63 children in our community very happy and it is all because of you! We have raised over $75,000 to date! Thank you so much for your generosity and for making Bowl for Kids’ Sake a success.
We are incredibly grateful to our amazing sponsors at the Ada County Sheriff’s Office Youth Foundation, Jack in the Box, PacificSource, Pawn 1 and, of course, Big Al's. Bowl for Kids’ Sake would not be possible without you!
Check out our galleries below to re-live this wonderful event!
Wednesday Session, 6:30-8:30
Thursday Session 1:30-3:30
Thursday Session 4:30-6:30
Thursday Session 7:30-9:30
Work is already underway to move children off of our waiting list and pair them with a mentor. If you are interested in learning how you could become a Big or get more involved with our program, check out the volunteer section of this webpage here.
Keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks for the stories of some of our new matches and a tax receipt if you made a donation.
Now that Fall has reached the Treasure Valley (at least in the mornings, the 80 degree afternoons need to end), we would like to look back on this last month with heavy hearts and joy.
Why the heavy heart? Last month our Development Director, Olivia, went on to pursue other opportunities. She brought an indomitable spirit and fun attitude to the office and we miss her dearly. She was also the one that remembered everybody’s birthdays, so now we’ve gone into the habit of just buying treats every week “just in case.” In all seriousness, best of luck, Olivia, and you will definitely be visiting us soon.
This month few lucky matches got to go fishing at a secret fishing hole. Here are some highlights from the day! Thank you to everyone involved in the awesome and special event.
The AmeriBen Leadership Conference was a blast – This year we held a LipSync contest that was, in a word, epic. The amazing performances by the Brian/Bryan duo aside, this event is always a highlight for us at Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Last month we hosted our first Teen Panel! We are so grateful to everyone that participated, but we'd like to take a moment to especially thank our sponsors Amaru Confections, Tree City Juice and Smoothie Cafe, The Human Bean Treasure Valley, Big Al's Meridian, Albertsons Market, Blossoms Bath Boutique and a very generous Big Brother for making it all happen.
Check out our gallery, below!
Thank you, Nerium, for hosting a rummage sale to support Big Brothers Big Sisters. In one day we raised $1,489.74, which will be matched by Nerium International. It was a hot day, but based off of all the smiling faces we think it was a huge success! A special thanks goes to Tanya; we are so grateful for your time and support.
If you missed the sale, but would still like to see your donation doubled, donate to Nerium's Bowl For Kids' Sake campaign before August 31st [click here].
Thank you PacificSource for always providing amazing volunteers -- we hope you had as much fun as we did shaking the signs down 27th street. Also, we'd like to thank Mrs. City of Trees (who also happens to be a Big Sister), Lisa Southorn, for joining us and recommending accessories to our patrons. We are so grateful for our wonderful friends and neighbors at Trademark Church for helping us set up and clean up the event.
Of course, we'd like to thank everybody for their generous donations to the sale. We had some wonderful items that now are making their new owners very happy.
If you're looking for more opportunities to get involved with events that benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho, you can always check out our Facebook page. We are ramping up for our annual Bowl for Kids' Sake Event [click here] -- contact Olivia at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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