Please join us at the Art of Helping Children Gala to raise the critical dollars needed to sustain Big Brothers Big Sisters programs for the 2500 children we serve annually in our nine-county service area. Generous donations will help BBBS match the 600 children waiting for a caring adult mentor across Tampa Bay. Join us for virtually for the auction.
It costs about $1,500 to provide a child with a mentor for one year—covering background checks and ongoing support services that are the key to ensuring that each match between a Big and a Little will be successful. Last year, 99% of the kids in our program went on to the next grade level and 98% had no involvement with the juvenile justice system. For the children we serve, the impact of your financial support can last a lifetime. With your help, more children and youth facing adversity in our community will have a caring adult role model in their lives—and a much better chance of fulfilling their potential.