Life-Changing Friendships

As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters supports life changing friendships between professionally screened adult volunteers (Bigs) & children (Littles).

Need help talking to your child about coronavirus?  Start here.

Wine Crush

We don’t know what the next several weeks may bring, so for the safety of the community, we have reimagined Wine Crush 2020.  Wine Crush Home Edition will feature an online auction May 10-16, 2020.  Daily livestreams with local celebrities will highlight auction items, sponsors and more.  On May 16th, we will livestream the end of the auction, as well as the drawing for the raffle.  We are partnering with local chefs that evening to provide gourmet boxed dinners, complete with suggested wine pairings, so that individuals can participate in Wine Crush from the comfort of their homes while we close out the event.  We are exploring new ideas every day to make this online event as interactive as possible, so stay tuned for updates!

More information and photos of the raffle item - click HERE!

 

Bowl for Kids' Sake

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2020 Bowl for Kids' Sake in Helena and Great Falls such a success!! We can't thank you all enough for your support!  

The Helena 2020 Bowl for Kids' Sake, presented by Valley Bank, was January 24-26 at Sleeping Giant Lanes.

The Great Falls 2020 Bowl for Kids' Sake, presented by Montana Credit Union, was February 22 & 23 at Little's Lanes.

Dueling Pianos Nightclub Bash

Thank you so much for joining us at Dueling Pianos at the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel, hosted by Fun Pianos - Traveling Dueling Pianos Show by 176 Keys!  We beat our previous record, raising over $16,000!  We'll be doing it again next year - mark your calendars for Saturday, February 27, 2021!

How does Big Brothers Big Sisters help Kasaius?

Matching

When Big Brothers Big Sisters works to match a Little with a Big, we take into account the needs, personality, interests, and goals of both the child and the adult volunteer. We introduce the Little and his or her family to the Big slowly and make sure everyone is fully committed to the match before it is made official. Little Brother Kasaius is outgoing and up for anything, so he needed a Big who was creative and had a variety of interests.

Relationship Management

Children like Kasaius get the most out of their one-to-one relationship with their Big when the Big, the parent or guardian, and the child talk openly with their Match Support Specialist. Working as part of the team helping the child succeed, the Match Support Specialist can help identify problems, brainstorm solutions, and connect the family with essential services.

Activities

When Kasaius’ Big Brother saw the email from BBBS saying that there were spots open in a free acting class, he jumped at the chance to take Kasaius. BBBS affiliates across the country provide activities for Bigs and Littles and also alert Bigs to opportunities in the community. This enables Bigs to get to know other Bigs, who might be experiencing similar things and who might have great suggestions for more new activities.

Screening and Training

Child safety is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ highest priority. To achieve the highest standards possible, we work constantly to review and strengthen our background check systems as new best practices in the industry emerge. We also make sure our Bigs and our staff have the training and resources they need to help Littles on their path to success.