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Graduated Match Maintains Strong Friendship

Friendship between a Big, Little is still very present

Big Sister Alana Homan and Little Sister Amber were matched in August of 2003 and graduated from our program in 2010. Throughout their match, the pair enjoyed crafts, watching movies, and participating in educational opportunities. Recently, Amber reached out to Annette Perry, who served as their BBBSCI Match Support Specialist, to tell her that despite completing the program, the match still… Read more.

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Local Restaurants Support BBBSCI during November

Delicia, Northside Social choose BBBSCI for "Give Back Tuesdays"

This month you can enjoy a delicious meal while also supporting BBBSCI just by dining at two beloved Indy restaurants. When dining at Delicia and Northside Social this month, not only are you treated to a unique dining experience, but you’re also supporting BBBSCI! As part of the restaurant’s “Give Back Tuesdays” program, 5% of total sales from… Read more.

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“Being a Big has filled a void in my life and in my heart that I didn’t even realize was there.”

Big Sister Sally Hood tells us why she's grateful for BBBSCI

People have all sorts of motivations behind signing up to be a Big Brother or Sister. The most common reasons we hear are “I was new to the city and wanted to find a way to get involved in my community” or “I had a lot of mentors growing up and wanted to be that… Read more.

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Going BIG for BBBSCI in October!

Annual awareness campaign kicked off 9/29

Have you seen them? The purple signs that mysteriously popped up around Central Indiana on September 29? Let’s just say we’re pretty amazed and very grateful for the generosity and support of so many individuals in our community. We’re lucky to call Eli Lilly & Co. our largest corporate recruitment partner and this year, their… Read more.

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BBBSCI’s Largest Annual Fundraiser features Coach Tony Dungy

“It's amazing the difference taking an interest in a kid's life can make."

On Thursday, September 1, over 900 guests gathered at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown to attend BBBSCI’s largest annual fundraiser, The Main Event. Sponsored by NextGear Capital, the evening featured cocktails, dinner, and silent and live auctions. However, the highlight of the evening was a speech given by Coach Tony Dungy on the impact of mentoring…. Read more.

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“Mentoring & Challenging Someone to Be Great is Rewarding”

Big Brother Willie Little Shares What He's Learned About Mentoring

Sometimes, volunteers tell us they spent a lot of time deliberating whether or not they should get involved with BBBSCI. These volunteers deliberate for a while, going back and forth on whether it’s the right move for them– and while they’re always glad they got involved, they admit it wasn’t necessarily the easiest of decisions. That… Read more.

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OneMain Financial Hosts Big Brothers Big Sisters Day at the Indiana State Fair

On Sunday, August 14, OneMain Financial hosted Big Brothers Big Sisters Day at the Indiana State Fair. On this day, hundreds of Bigs, Littles, their families, BBBSCI Board members, donors, and supporters attended the fair for free thanks to OneMain Financial’s sponsorship. In addition to receiving free admission to the fair, guests also received free… Read more.

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A Sponsor Perspective: NextGear Capital

Our Title Sponsor for The Main Event shares why they support BBBSCI.

On Thursday, September 1, nearly 1,000 BBBSCI supporters will gather at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown for The Main Event, our largest annual fundraiser that just happens to be sports-themed. We are thrilled that Tony Dungy, legendary coach, award winning author, and champion of mentoring, will serve as our keynote speaker this year. The evening, which… Read more.

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Rock the NUVO Vote!

Vote for BBBSCI in NUVO's Best of Indy contest

We need your help! Please vote for BBBSCI in NUVO’s annual “Best of Indy” contest. BBBSCI has placed in the top three “Best Places to Volunteer” for the past six years, and we’d like to continue that trend! We’re hoping to place first for “Best Place to Volunteer,” “Best Local Non-Profit,” and “Best Local Charitable Event” for The… Read more.

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Mainstreet Hosts “Night of Surprises” for BBBSCI

Littles treated to pizza, shopping spree, heartfelt letters from Bigs

On Friday, August 5, 11 matches were treated to a special “Night of Surprises.” Hosted by Mainstreet’s Intern Team, this evening was a fun and unique way for Littles to get excited for a new school year. Each match was paired with their own Mainstreet Adventure Guide who greeted them upon arrival and made sure the… Read more.