100 amazing individuals showed their support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast on September 1st and 2nd for the 2015 Giving Challenge at www.givingpartnerchallenge.org. Over $16,000 was raised, a portion of which will be matched thanks to the generosity of The Patterson Foundation. A 'BIG' thank you to everyone that participated!
Bigs and Littles get Creative with Laser Pegs Venture, LLC
Laser Pegs Venture, LLC generously donated 50 lighted construction kits to our Littles to assemble at a special match activity, (Bigs & Littles) event. This STEM Smart activity allowed the Bigs and their Littles to assemble one of the many designs donated in which they will take home with them. What are Laser Pegs? Laser Pegs is The Original Lighted Construction Set that combines two things kids love: light and building. Each kit comes with a range of models to assemble out of Laser Pegs and clear or colorful construction pieces. All of the parts are easy to rearrange and swap so that anyone can build their own light up creations.
Celler Law Presents “Chocolate, Champagne and Chefs”
Hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, this culinary extravaganza tantalized the taste buds of over 200 guests. They enjoy a complimentary reception, decadent chocolate & champagne. The culinary extravaganza featured top local chefs showcasing their culinary specialties. Guests enjoyed delicious samplings created by our guest Chef de Cuisines while taking the opportunity to vote for their favorite delectable delights.
We are thrilled to be partnering with The Tampa Bay Rays. An invitation was extended for us to participate in “A Day at the Ballpark” where 100 of our Bigs & Littles enjoyed a great day of fun and festivities. Ira Paul, VP of Community Development, along with our Big Sister of the Year Donna Fernandez and her Little Sister Kasandra were presented with a $20,000 check. Our Big Brother of the Year John Sciandra along with his Little Brother Nikolei threw out the first pitch. Followed by Little Brother Darion, enjoying the role of the “Play Ball” kid. Darion brought along his Big Brother Al Ernst.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Receives Grant from Microsoft
Microsoft at The Mall at University Town Center Honors
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast at Grand Opening.
BBBSCSC among six local community organizations awarded nearly $1 million in technology grants.
Florida drivers can now show their support for Big Brothers Big Sisters by purchasing our specialty license plate! We are working hard to pre-sell 1,000 vouchers which will trigger production of these new license tags in Florida.
Was it a parent? Maybe a teacher, coach or neighbor? Not everyone had a Big Brother or Sister, but you probably had a special role model in your life… someone who made you reach for a goal you thought was unobtainable. Now is your chance to thank your mentor and make your own impact on a child’s life. It costs Big Brothers Big Sisters about $1,200 to recruit and train a caring mentor, interview a child and their family and provide ongoing professional match support to a Little and their Big for one year. Your financial support at any level will help provide a mentor to a child that needs guidance and encouragement.