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It’s not just a donation. It’s an investment in a child’s future.
When you donate online to Big Brothers Big Sisters, you join our cause and directly support children in your community. No matter how little or big the amount, donating can start making a difference in the lives of young people around you.
Donating pays dividends.
Our evaluation data shows that our mentoring works. Children with a Big Brother or Big Sister show real differences in their personal and academic lives. They are more confident in their schoolwork performance, they get along better with their families and they’re less likely to skip school.
A 2012 study from the Washington State Institute for Public Policy estimates that from a taxpayer perspective, every $1.00 invested in youth mentoring programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters results in a $4.87 public gain from improved educational outcomes and reduced violence and crime.2
Your support goes far.
Your financial support helps us provide our programs in our local community—so we can develop more college grads, community leaders and entrepreneurs.
Your financial support starts lots of things, like:
- recruiting new Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers
- covering the costs of background checks, while ensuring trained professionals match Littles to responsible Bigs
- enabling ongoing supervision and relationship support for every Big, Little and Little’s family
- providing cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for children
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For more information about donating, please contact Lindsey Douglas, Resource Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.433.8886.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County is a youth-services organization that pairs adult mentors in professionally guided, one-to-one matches with children facing adversity. As an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, the organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve positive, measurable outcomes through research-based methods. Among other improvements, local evaluation data shows that children served progress academically, avoid delinquency, and experience increased self-confidence. Founded locally in 1976 as an outreach of Trinity Presbyterian Church, the organization is the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the state of Virginia, serving 638 children in 2015.
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