It starts with a Little.

Since 1967, Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Fredericksburg has been changing children's lives by matching them with a one-to-one mentor to guide them on a path to success.

BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE 2023

Bowl for Kids' Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters largest national fundraiser, raising over $20 million annually for children in need across the country. Because of Bowl for Kids' Sake, more Bigs and Littles can be paired up, more friendships can be created and improved outlooks on life can be started.

Bowl for Kids' Sake is a fun and easy way to positively impact a child's life. Just follow the simple steps below:

Start a team of 4.

Start raising funds.

Start bowling.

Each bowler raises a minimum of $100.  Each team raises a minimum of $400.  Many people raise over $500. After you have secured your donations, it's time to have fun! You'll receive two free games of bowling (shoe rental included!), a Bowl for Kids' Sake t-shirt, food, drinks, and chances to win door prizes! 

 

HAPPY HOUR BOWLING - Thursday, Feb 23rd

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

@ Penny Lanes

51 Towne Center Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

 

WEEKEND BOWLING MAIN EVENT - Saturday, Feb 25th

SESSION 1:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SESSION 2: 3:30 PM - 5:30PM

@AMF Lanes

1210 Kilarney Drive
Fredericksburg, VA  22407

COMMUNITY RELIEF FUND GRANT

BBBS has been awarded a grant from the Community Relief Fund from the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region.  We are grateful to the Fund donors and the CFRRR staff for this vital support!

This grant will assist Big Brothers Big Sisters in adapting to emerging opportunities and challenges presented during the pandemic including rebuilding school mentoring programs, creating new program partnerships, and focusing on strategic human resource initiatives to increase effectiveness in providing mentoring that leads to equity and opportunity to local children.

This project is made possible by a grant from
The Community Relief Fund of The Community Foundation

#KeepKidsConnected #TheCommunityFoundation #BiggerTogether

Giving Through Donor Advised Funds

Did you know that BBBSFRED accepts donations from Donor Advised Funds (DAF)?  Grant designations can easily be made to BBBS Greater Fredericksburg through the DAF Direct box here. 

COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS FREE INTERNET OFFER

Free Internet for 2 month offer extended to June 30th by @Comcast through their Internet Essentials program for low income families.  For many years, Comcast has joined with schools, local municipalities and non-profits to find collaborative solutions to overcome the digital divide.  Big Brothers Big Sisters commends Comcast’s extraordinary corporate social responsibility and philanthropy in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  #DefendersofPotential   https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

How does Big Brothers Big Sisters help Kasaius?

Matching

When Big Brothers Big Sisters works to match a Little with a Big, we take into account the needs, personality, interests, and goals of both the child and the adult volunteer. We introduce the Little and his or her family to the Big slowly and make sure everyone is fully committed to the match before it is made official. Little Brother Kasaius is outgoing and up for anything, so he needed a Big who was creative and had a variety of interests.

Relationship Management

Children like Kasaius get the most out of their one-to-one relationship with their Big when the Big, the parent or guardian, and the child talk openly with their Match Support Specialist. Working as part of the team helping the child succeed, the Match Support Specialist can help identify problems, brainstorm solutions, and connect the family with essential services.

Activities

When Kasaius’ Big Brother saw the email from BBBS saying that there were spots open in a free acting class, he jumped at the chance to take Kasaius. BBBS affiliates across the country provide activities for Bigs and Littles and also alert Bigs to opportunities in the community. This enables Bigs to get to know other Bigs, who might be experiencing similar things and who might have great suggestions for more new activities.

Screening and Training

Child safety is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ highest priority. To achieve the highest standards possible, we work constantly to review and strengthen our background check systems as new best practices in the industry emerge. We also make sure our Bigs and our staff have the training and resources they need to help Littles on their path to success.