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One Dime at a Time
On March 8th, Whole Foods presented BBBSChi a check for over $50,000 - an incredible result of shoppers re-using their bags and being part of the One Dime at a Time program. After the ceremony, matches from our Workplace Mentoring Program with The Marketing Store and Saint Ann School in Pilsen explored new food in a store scavenger hunt, finishing together around the table.
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BBBSMC is very grateful to announce
that our partnership with Nordstrom’s Treasure&Bond brand brought in
$20,000 that will directly go to serving matches here in Metro Chicago. Through
a strong national partnership, Nordstrom donated 2.5% of net sales of its
give-back brand to several BBBS agencies.
Around 100 matches filled the kitchens at the Chopping Block on March 4th, learning to chop, grill, fry and bake. Bigs and Littles prepared and enjoyed a multi-course meal and brought home recipe books including dishes from the day and creative ideas for kid-friendly dinners. A special thanks goes to Nike, Whole Foods and PepsiCo for sponsoring this "Get Healthy" event.
On March 1st, BBBSMC held our 4th
Annual Speaker Series –A Conversation
with Steve Kerr. Currently head coach of the Golden State Warriors, Kerr
talked about the importance of mentorship throughout his 15-year playing
career. NBC Correspondent Kate Snow brilliantly moderated the Q&A, and special
guests from our Deloitte Workplace Mentoring Program opened up the event. Hear ‘more’
and view pictures from the event.
CDW and Sysmex kicked
off our premier fundraising event on February 23rd. The weekend of
February 24th brought over 500 bowlers from the Chicago Police
Department and Cook County Sheriff’s office. We rounded out our first week with
GGP and Sun Trading joining forces on the lanes, and have already raised over
$78,000 for BBBSChi!
On February 15, matches from our McCormick Club Mentoring Program got to experience a Wildcats Men's Basketball game - on and off the court - thanks to the great team at Athletico Physical Therapy. Board Member & Athletico President Mark Kaufman, along with our Bigs and Littles and our CEO, took the court to present the game ball. Click 'more' to see pictures from the presentation.
As part of Mayor
Emanuel’s Mentoring Initiative, BBBSMC was recently awarded funding from the City
of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) to expand our
Community Based program. This additional funding will be targeted to serve
30 8th-10th grade boys in 10 of Chicago’s most at-risk
neighborhoods. We hope you
will help us find Bigs for the Littles that need to find them.
"Summer Chicago" Summer Photo by Arnold De Asis; 6th Slideshow Image Courtesy of Wyndham Rewards
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