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  • BBBSMC FY2016 Annual Report Released
  • We have just released our Annual Report for FY2016. Click HERE to see the full report and learn more about our impact, reach and growth over the last year, as well as a full listing of our Brighter Futures Society members who help advance our mission year over year.        


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  • First Pitch
  • On Saturday, August 20, one of our matches had the honor to throw out the first pitch at the Gary SouthShore RailCats game. Big thanks to the RailCats for having Bigs and Littles from our Hammond Neighborhood Mentoring Program out to the ballgame! Click 'more' to see pictures of our match on the pitcher's mound.   

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  • Big Bash Kick-Off Happy Hour
  • Join the Leadership Board of BBBSMC at Zella (1983 N. Clybourn Ave.) on Thursday, September 15 from 6-9pm for an evening filled with drink specials, door prizes, complimentary appetizers and opportunities to purchase discounted BIG Bash tickets. One lucky guest will also win a FREE ticket to BIG Bash 2016. Entry is only $15 and includes one free drink. Register you and your friends here.  
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  • Bigs' Night Out
  • 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.


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  • Making a Difference
  • 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.  


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  • Grocery Shop for a Great Cause
  • 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. 



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  • BBBSMC on Good Day Chicago
  • 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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