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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. Click 'more' to view photos.         

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  • Partnership with Nordstrom's Give-Back Brand
  • 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.



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  • What's Cookin'?
  • 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.


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  • A Conversation with Steve Kerr
  • 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.

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  • Bowl for Kids' Sake Season Has Officially Begun!
  • 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!        

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  • Presenting the Game Ball at NU
  • 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.

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  • Mayoral Youth Mentoring Initiative
  • 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.            

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