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.
Sometimes little brothers are so inspired by their big brothers; they become big brothers themselves. This is what happened with Harrison Quimby when he was younger, Colby Charette was the Big brother to Harrison. Now, Harrison is the big brother to Connor.
Colby got the ball rolling on this when he became the big brother to Harrison.
Here's what Colby said about the experience.
“I became a Big Brother to honor my sister Cassidy Charette. It was her dream to be a Big and start a program at Messalonskee. She was 2 weeks away from meeting her Little Sister when she passed suddenly. Now, while honoring Cassidy's memory, I found my own passion for youth mentoring and giving back to the community. What I enjoyed most about being a Big Brother was seeing first-hand the impact you can have on someone else's life, just by being their friend. The greatest outcome has been watching Harrison gain the confidence, and compassion, to become a Big Brother himself. Harrison and I spent four academic years together. This fall, I will be entering my 3rd year in college, and we still stay in touch! He is an amazing young man. We have developed a friendship that I hope will last a lifetime.”
For more information on how you can get involved, you can visit the website HERE.
You can make your donation HERE