Giving starts with you
At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we appreciate all supporters, from donors to volunteers to advocates. Your donations help us make and sustain matches between Bigs and Littles – and instantly make you a part of our family.
WHY GIVE TO BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
Your donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region will be put to immediate use in supporting the Capital Regions’ largest and most-effective youth-mentoring organization. Our agency supports over 700 children annually.
We know that our mentoring changes lives for the better, forever because we collect and analyze the data that tell that story. Your donation is an investment in the people, systems, and technology that allow us to create and support matches between children facing adversity and caring adult mentors. We hold ourselves accountable to our donors by regularly measuring the impact of our work.
Our belief in the impact of our work is the driving force behind Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s new 3-year Strategic Plan. We seek to put children on a path to lifelong success and change the trajectories of their lives in positive ways. To achieve our mission, we commit to measure and be responsible for specific youth outcomes that focus on:
- educational achievement
- avoidance of risky behaviors (especially juvenile delinquency)
- higher self-esteem, confidence, and the ability to relate to others
We define success based on measurable outcomes and scales. By working with our donors, mentors, children, families, and partners, we hope to drive collaboration to find solutions to the challenges facing our country’s disadvantaged youths.
By donating to our organization, you are joining our mission of positively affecting children in your community. Every day, we work tirelessly to change the perspectives of children and give them an opportunity to achieve great things. But without donations, we couldn’t offer our mentoring services.
Recognition for Accountability
Big Brothers Big Sisters has received accolades for accountability and efficiency from a number of independent organizations, such as Great Nonprofits and the Better Business Bureau.
The very idea of Big Brothers Big Sisters is based on transparency and honesty between people. It’s no different when it comes to our finances, which we make available to all who are interested.