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With your financial support, help thousands of children in the local area achieve their full potential through our unique programming and proven community impact.

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It takes money to carefully screen, interview and support the volunteers and families in our program. Our professional Match Support Specialists actively oversee each Big/Little “match” to help them develop the strong, continuing relationships that provide the greatest benefit to the kids in our program. And there are always more children who can benefit from a relationship with a mentor. We’d like to provide a mentor to every single child who wants and needs one, but we can’t–without your help. Consider making a one-time gift or a multi-year pledge. You can also spread out your gift with easy monthly payments. Your donation is more important than ever.

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Bringing a little sunlight into a child’s life empowers their ability to shine brightly. With your support, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay provides both children and mentors the essential tools to develop a lifelong, purposeful relationship.

Our programs wouldn’t exist without the dedication of our Bigs. We are grateful for the time you spend with your Little; the impact will last a lifetime. But did you know it costs on average $1,500 to match a Big with Little for one year? By joining the BIG Impact Society, not only will you receive some great perks each year, your contribution will help us reach hundreds of Littles who are on our waiting list.

Our programs wouldn’t exist without the dedication of our Bigs. We are grateful for the time you spend with your Little; the impact will last a lifetime. But did you know it costs on average $1,500 to match a Big with Little for one year? By joining the BIG Impact Society, not only will you receive some great perks each year, your contribution will help us reach hundreds of Littles who are on our waiting list.

Here’s how it works

  • Current Bigs can enroll by simply donating $10 a month/$120 a year for this Bigs-only membership.
  • You and your Little will receive special BIG Impact Society recognition.
  • Members will also receive an exclusive invitation to a Big Impact Society event.
  • Simply click here to enroll using your checking account/credit card or contact Margaret Grobisen, MargaretG@bbbstampabay.org or 727-336-0080.

The following pages will offer ideas as to how you can be a part, truly a partner, in helping children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact. Your gifts and support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay will not only help others, but will also lead to personal and emotional fulfillment.

Can you make a difference? Consider this: Studies show Littles in our program skipped half as many days of school as did their peers. Studies show Littles felt more competent about doing schoolwork. 96% of the children in our program had no involvement with the Juvenile Justice system. 96% of the children in our program were promoted to the next grade level. 90% of the children in our program showed an increase in their self-confidence.

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Many companies have programs through which they will “match” the charitable contributions made by their employees. Through corporate gift matching, your employer can multiply your gift to BBBS, making it go further. Some companies will match the gifts of employee spouses and retired employees as well. Check with your company’s Human Resources office to see if they offer gift matching.

For details please contact Carla Tommie, CarlaT@bbbstampabay.org or 813.769.3650.

Charles Edward Manly, II a long-time Big Brother in Tampa who was matched with Little Brother Frederick, believed whole-heartedly in Big Brothers Big Sisters. Helping others in need meant the world to him. After he passed away, his parents and other family members have continued to donate in his honor. Rather than receive or give birthday/anniversary presents, friends and family instead donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Inc.

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At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we welcome gifts in honor or in memory of your loved ones. Through our online giving link, you can specify a tribute, notification name and contact information. We will send a notification letter to the contact you specify,  so they know a gift was made in their name and how the gift supports our mentoring programs in the Tampa Bay community.

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If you wish to send a check, please include a note with the following information:

  • “In Honor Of or In Memory Of”
  • Tribute Name
  • Notification Name
  • Notification Address
  • Notification Email

One of the most rewarding stories we encounter is when a former Little, often in their 30s or 40s, comes forward and says, ‘I wouldn’t be where I am today, had it not been for my Big who helped keep me on the right track’.

Those stories inspire our supporters to not only make a donation to make an impact on a child today, but many are committed to making a difference for generations to come. A planned gift is a way to ensure your legacy of supporter.

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DID YOU KNOW?

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of Littles had no involvement with the juvenile justice system in 2017

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of Littles were promoted to the next grade level in 2017

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Showed increase in confidence

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of Littles feel they have a trusting adult in their life other than a parent or relative
A copy of the official registration of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and its financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling Toll-free (800) 435-7352 within the State of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Tax ID # 59-217-3085

Conversation Cards

Build a deeper connection between a Big and a Little, a teacher and a student, or even a parent and child through our BBBS Conversation Cards. These cards are designed to start thought-provoking conversations through guided questions that reinforce the social and emotional learning wheel. Each card features an emoji corresponding to the questions, which explore both comfortable and uncomfortable emotions. Cards can be used for games like Go Fish, or to enhance memory, or to identify emotions. Watch this short video for more details about our Conversation Cards.

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License Plates

There are thousands of children across Florida in need of a mentor. But being a volunteer mentor and role model is only one of the ways to support Big Brothers Big Sisters. You can also purchase one of our license plates at your local tax collector’s office. For each plate sold, Big Brothers Big Sisters receives $25 to help kids across Florida develop a firm foundation for a Big Life. Do your part to drive kids in the right direction.

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