A letter from Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Dear Community Friend,
As the nation’s oldest, largest, and most effective donor supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters helps vulnerable children beat the odds. The children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are among our community’s most vulnerable, often living in a single-parent household, growing up in poverty or coping with parental incarceration.
Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to invite you to support their 2014 Bowl For Kids’ Sake signature fundraiser. Each year half a million people across America come together to have fun and raise money to support Big Brothers Big Sisters as we help children grow up positively. Your contribution will help make a huge impact on the lives of children right here in our community! Currently Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rock, Walworth and Jefferson Counties serves over 250 children and that number is growing continually. THEY NEED YOUR HELP!
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that help them make changes in their lives for the better, forever. Independent research shows that after only a year in a Big/Little match, these children are twice as likely as their peers to avoid drug use, perform better in school and get along better at home and in the community. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ alumni report that having a “Big” in their lives positively influenced their self-confidence, provided stability and changed their perspectives on life…pushing them to set higher goals and make better decisions. It’s a program that works and is quickly growing!
Where does the money go?
100% of the event’s net proceeds go directly into helping serve local children in the Tri-County area. These funds make up over 10% of the annual budget for our Agency and are greatly needed and appreciated. Big Brothers Big Sisters depends on donations to expand our programs, conduct background checks on volunteers to ensure child safety; and provide ongoing support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting on-to-one mentoring relationships.
Your role in this effort to help local children cannot be over stated: We need your help to raise community awareness of the challenges faced by local children and to ask for the financial support needed to help change the trajectory of a child’s life.
This year’s Bowl For Kids’ Sake events are:
- Saturday, April 5th at 4p at Black Bridge Bowl in Janesville
- Friday, April 11th at 6p and 8p at Rock River Lanes in Fort Atkinson
- Saturday, April 12th at 6p at Delavan Lanes in Delavan
Included in this mailing (See Downloads Below) is information regarding how your business can get involved. We hope your business will consider participating with a team of bowlers, being a Business Lane Sponsor or making a contribution to our Silent Auction…or maybe all three!! Feel free to participate in any of the events; or all of them!
We look forward to partnering with you during our 2014 Bowl For Kids’ Sake Fundraiser! Thank you for your consideration.
Mike Gosenheimer, Bowl for Kids’ Sake Chair and Board Member
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rock, Walworth & Jefferson Counties
1239 Huebbe Parkway, Beloit WI 53511
888–904-KIDS ~ email@example.com
www.bbbs4kids.org ~ Federal Tax ID # 039-1132693