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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.