Big Brothers Big Sisters – Whatever It Takes For Kids Sake
During a typical year where Coronavirus isn't a concern, Big Brothers Big Sisters would host their largest fundraising event Bowl for Kid's Sake. The Bowl for Kid's Sake fundraiser raises typically half of the 300,000 budget needed to fund this excellent program that serves 500 kids.
Unfortunately, Bowl for Kid's Sake is not an option this year, so they had to find new ways to fundraise. Whatever it Takes for Kid's Sake will be the latest fundraising event for 2020, because they are doing whatever it takes to make it work for the kid's sake.
This new event will be virtual as a way to ensure the health and safety of all those involved. Participants can register online and then submit videos of them golfing, hiking, biking, rollerblading, TikTok's, camping, baking, singing, or even fishing, whatever it is. Once the video is shared with their social media pages, you will automatically be entered into the weekly gift card drawing. If you don't have the extra time to do "whatever" you can still donate.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine has helped youth in Maine build relationships with their peers since 1978. Their mission has been to bring one on one relationships to low-income youth for FREE in the counties of Kennebec, Androscoggin, Knox, Lincoln, Somerset, Penobscot, and Waldo.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine's preventative program was put in place to help kids avoid violent behavior, support their mental and emotional well being, as well as to help them build and strengthen relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters Mid Maine couldn't do it without the partnerships of Parents/Guardians, Behavioral health specialists across the state, volunteers, and 30 schools. It truly takes a village.
Big Brother Will & Little Brother Josh have been matched together for 3 years. Will is a college student at Bates College and Josh is going into 6th grade. Over the last 3 years, they have built a bond that most people go their whole lives without finding.
Here is what they have to say about their experiences.
Big Brother Will: “The most rewarding thing about being a Big has been seeing Josh’s trust of me grow. Through this Josh has begun to tell me more about his personal life and he is also asking more about my life. We are become good friends.”
Little Brother Josh 6th grader: “Will is my good friend, I like being with him and I can tell he likes spending time with me. I love basketball and I am most happy when Will and me play basketball together. He has taught me that I shouldn’t bounce balls in the school hallway. Will and I are a really good fit.”
For more information on how you can get involved, you can visit the website HERE.
You can make your donation HERE