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Hats Off to Our Graduates and a Great Year!
In the last year, BBBSMC provided 1,700 youth facing
adversity with positive, caring adult mentors. We have completed over 63 year
end recognition ceremonies in our Site Based program, and honored our largest graduating class at the 4th Annual Graduation Gala
on July 14th!
On August 8, many of our Littles
got to experience the thrills and excitement of a first roller coaster ride.
Thanks to leading hotel loyalty program Wyndham Rewards and Six Flags Great
America, 35 Littles were provided complimentary day passes to have this once in
a lifetime experience with their Big Brothers and Sisters. NBC Chicago’s
“Making a Difference” joined the ride – click “more” to view the segment.
Tickets are now available for
our 5th Annual Big Bash on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Big Bash,
hosted by the leadership board of BBBSMC, will bring 500 young professionals to
Harold Washington Library to enjoy live music from Standing Room Only, fantastic
food, and high end beer and wine from Constellation Brands. Big Bash generates
over $100k annually to support our mission! Be a part of something big - get your tickets to Big Bash.
On July 28th, BBBSMC held our first ever Bigs' Night Out - a happy hour and networking event for our Big Brothers and Sisters. The crowd gathered at Blackfinn Ameripub in River North and brought along friends to learn more about becoming a Big and what it's like to be a mentor, a role model, and friend to one of our Littles.
On July 31st, BBBSMC Bigs, Littles and staff participated
in the 5th Annual Northwestern Athletics Run For Walk in honor of
late head football coach Randy Walker. As an official charitable partner of the race, we are so grateful to Northwestern Athletics for the continued support, and for all the volunteers and runners who participated in the race.
Now through September, when you bring your own reusable bags
to Whole Foods Market, you can donate your 10 cent bag credit to Big Brothers
Big Sisters of Metro Chicago. Through the One
Dime at a Time program, we are excited to work together with Whole Foods to develop healthier,
stronger communities across Chicagoland.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Chicago was featured on Fox 32's Good Day Chicago on June 23, 2016. Darlene Hill interviewed one of our four-year matches, who are a great example of the commitment, friendship, and mentorship that makes our program so successful and gives kids a safe place to learn and play. Click "more" to see the interview.
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