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) and children (Littles).

The 16th Annual Wine Crush and Taste of Helena was a huge success!

The 16th Annual Wine Crush & a Taste of Helena is Helena’s premiere wine and food tasting event was a huge success on Saturday, May 19th at Helena Civic Center! We featured wine makers from around the globe and culinary delights from Helena’s finest restaurants. We hit record breaking numbers with more than 400 guests in attendance!! 

THANK YOU to all of the supporters, volunteers, wineries, caterers, auction donors, BBBS council members, and guests who made this year's event such a success! We are overwhelmed with the amazing support we received from the community and we can't say thank you enough to everyone involved!

THANK TOU to George's Distributing!

Special thanks to our 2018 Wine Crush Committee, Mechille Johnson, Chelsey Frank, Olivia McConnell, Shana Bushilla, Suzie Shute, Sarah Murray, and Linda Cockhill!

 

2018 Bowl for Kids' Sake

THANK YOU, HELENA!  We want the community to know how much we appreciate everyone who sponsored, donated and bowled for Bowl For Kids' Sake!  It was a smashing success!  Hear all about it here: http://www.ktvh.com/2018/01/big-brothers-big-sisters-fundraiser-raises-over-80000

 

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.