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).

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Helena

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or stop by the office or Sleeping Giant Lanes.

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Great Falls

Prefer a paper pledge sheet?  Download one here,

or stop by the office or Little's Lanes.

Bowl for Kids' Sake

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2019 Bowl for Kids' Sake in Helena, Great Falls, & Boulder such a success!! The Helena community raised $50,000 and the Great Falls community raised $26,000! We can't thank you all enough for your support!  

The Helena 2020 Bowl for Kids' Sake, presented by Valley Bank, will be January 24-26 at Sleeping Giant Lanes!  Register HERE!

The Great Falls 2020 Bowl for Kids' Sake, presented by Montana Credit Union, will be February 22 & 23 at Little's Lanes!  Register HERE!

Dates for the Boulder 2020 Bowl for Kids' Sake will be announced soon! 

 

Dueling Pianos Nightclub Bash

Please join us Saturday, February 29, 2020 for Dueling Pianos at the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel, hosted by Fun Pianos - Traveling Dueling Pianos Show by 176 Keys!  Tickets on sale December 1 at funeventsmt.com.

Wine Crush

Thank you to our 2019 Wine Crush sponsors and attendees!  It was a fabulous success! 

Save the Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020. Look for more info coming in the spring!

Interested in being a sponsor for the 2020 Wine Crush and getting the most out of this fabulous event? Call us at 406.442.7479!

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.