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I hope you had a great summer. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, we are getting ready for our fall programs to start and for our matches to go back to school. Over the summer, our matches had the opportunity to participate in some exciting activities.

Lights, Camera, Matches!

Earlier this month around 20 matches went to see Into the Woods and Pippin: The Musical. In the next few months matches will also have the opportunity to see Cirque du Soleil, the Blue Man Group, and Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience.

After seeing Pippin one Little noted that not only did she enjoy the show, but also felt the Cadillac Palace Theater as a venue was a hit! Other participants commented on the lively production, colorful characters, and magical moments that kept them entertained.

These theater performances were made possible through our Theater and Arts Enrichment Fund. Through the Arts and Theater Enrichment Fund we have raised over $20,000 that has allowed over 175 of our matches to attend special events in the arts in the past year.


30 Matches Going to see the Bears


Thanks to the generosity of many our individual donors, over 30 of our matches have also had the chance to attend Bears preseason games.

Big Brother Peter had the chance to see the Bears play with his Little Brother Marshawn (pictured left) and wrote:

"Marshawn and I want to thank you for giving us great seats to the Bear's game. We had a blast. We ate hot dogs and sundaes. Watched a lot of football and got to cheer on Marshawn's favorite team. It meant a lot to us both."



New Programs

As we move into fall, we are looking forward to another successful year serving children in the Chicagoland region. With the addition of four new workplace partners, we are anticipating that we will have over 60 site-based programs operating this year, which will serve 1,200 children. Our new program partners include: Pine Tree Commercial Realty/Old Orchard Jr. High School, Ernst & Young/Perspectives Leadership Academy, Guggenheim Partners/Catalyst Maria Charter School, and Wells Fargo/North Grand High School.

Click here or call 844-800-2227 to donate your used clothing and household items!

A portion of the proceeds of your used clothing and household item donations directly benefit the programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago.

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