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Our Current Wish List:
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters aged 16 and up
  • Volunteers for data entry in our office
  • Tickets to sporting events or other activities our matches can enjoy together
  • Access to a fitness center that our matches could use
  • Donated business cards and printing services
  • Printer toner and cartridges
  • Volunteers to assist with secretarial type tasks (answering phone, filing, copies etc...)
  • Office supplies and postage stamps- especially paper (white and colored)
  • Restaurant certificates and movies passes for our Bigs and Littles to use together
  • Free tickets to sporting events for our Bigs and Littles to use together
Why invest in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bismarck-Mandan?
Children face overwhelming obstacles including crime, drugs and isolation. Sadly, the future of many of these children maybe quite bleak. But there is hope! We know our program works, so we must grow to meet this vital need. The results among are program participants are impressive:
  • More confident in their schoolwork performance
  • Able to get along better with their families
  • 52% less likely to skip school. 1
BBBSBM is a Good Investment:
  • We are a results oriented agency.
  • We have evidenced based, positive program outcomes.
  • We know for a fact that we are a making a real difference in children's personal and academic lives.
  • We spend philanthropic dollars efficiently - 81% of resources are directed to our programs.
  • We respect and value our donors's privacy.
  • We do not share or sell our lists.
Through the generous support of individuals, corporations and foundations, we are able to provide desperately needed services to the most disadvantaged children in our community. For years we have been working to improve children's lives by matching them with adult role models that provide the necessary guidance, support and friendship that helps shape a brighter future for these children.
Sustaining Resources are Valuable to BBBSBM:
We have a team of dedicated professionals that enhance the quality and experience of our program participants.This ongoing support helps lengthen the match relationship thus creating an even more profound and lasting benefit to our children. Gifts of any size are important! Your dollars have a direct impact on the number and scope of services we can provide for the children in our program.
An example of how you can help support some of our programs costs:
$5 per month/$60 annually: provides a comprehensive background check for a potential volunteer
$10 per month/$120 annually: pays for bus transportation for a field trip for waiting list children
$25 per month/$300 annually: provides snacks and supplies for one School or Club Based program of 20 children
$50 per month/$600 annually: pays to translate our training material into Spanish
$75 per month/$900 annually: provides professional support for one School Based match
$100 per month/$1200 annually: provides professional support for one Community Based match
Become a Sustaining Sponsor of a match and bring the gift of hope and opportunity to a child in our community. We will provide you with progress report and the chance to meet the match at one of our sponsored events.
Become a Sustaining Member and share a monthly gift to support one of our many on going program activities. We will provide you with the opportunity to accompany us to visit one of our school or site based menttoring programs to see your investment at work. Sign up to have the amount of your choice securely deducted automatically from a credit card. You will always have the option of changing or stopping your contribution at any time.
1 Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures
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