The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass is to provide children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally-supported, one-to-one relationships that change a child’s life for the better, forever.
In 1957, Big Brothers of Lexington was chartered as a non-profit corporation in Kentucky to serve boys who had been left without an adult male in their home due to death, divorce, or imprisonment. Our Big Sisters program was added in 1977. For over fifty years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass has helped change children's perspectives and given them the opportunity to reach their potential. We have over fifty years of volunteers, donors, and advocates just like you to thank. More than fifty years later, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass remains true to our vision of bringing caring role models into the lives of children.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass most pressing need is monetary donations. Since, Big Brothers Big Sisters is a private nonprofit organization; all, funding we receive is invested back into our program. The number of children waiting for a mentor, Big, in the Central Kentucky areas is approximately one hundred seventy. In order for our organization to sere these children, financial growth is imperative In addition to securing funds, we would like to recruit volunteers to be mentors to children in need. Volunteers, especially men, are needed to serve as Bigs to Littles on our waiting lists.
Our community and school programs involve our Bigs and Littles meeting weekly for a minimum of one year. Matches are made with considerations to location, interests, activities, and personalities. Getting together doesn’t require a special occasion or expensive activities; just sharing simple things you already enjoy with a young person. Like shooting hoops, playing a game, sharing pizza, taking a walk or hanging out & talking. Mentors vary in age, gender, professions & interests. One quality all mentors share is the desire to offer emotional support, guidance, consistency, & friendship. Children in the program are kids who could greatly benefit from additional adult guidance. Children are referred to the program for many reasons: many come from homes where quality adult attention is limited by single-parenthood, many siblings or transitional housing, including foster care. Whatever the circumstances, these children need an adult in their lives who is caring, consistent, knows how to listen, and serves as a positive role model.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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