Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference. Your contribution will help our youth receive a mentor in SWLA.

#GiveBIGSWLA!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana is joining #GivingTuesday for 2019 to raise awareness about the agency’s need for volunteer mentors and to fundraise towards supporting their mentoring programs that are offered to the youth in SWLA.

GivingTuesday, taking place on December 3rd, 2019, is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year, millions of people show up, give back, and change their communities. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day, and touches every person on the planet.

Our two main programs are the Community-Based Mentoring program and the School-Based Mentoring program. In the Community-Based Mentoring program, Bigs commit to spending time with their Little a minimum of twice a month and do activities together out in the community. The School-Based Mentoring program allows Bigs to meet their Littles a minimum of twice a month in the school setting. The main focus of these programs is spending time together to talk and build meaningful relationships, as well as creating and developing a one-to-one mentoring relationship between the Big and Little. 

It takes $1,600 per year to support a one-to-one School-Based or Community-Based match for BBBS-SWLA. That amount covers volunteer recruitment ($300); background checks, fingerprinting, and reference checks for one potential Big ($200); printed material used for recruitment and training ($50); match introductions ($50); and match support for the duration of 12 months for one match ($1,000). Our goal this year is to raise $8,000 in funds through #GivingTuesday and all funds raised will stay local and be directed towards programming for BBBS-SWLA. Your contribution will help in creating and supporting a mentoring relationship for a child in SWLA. 

For more information, contact Alex Stinchcomb, Marketing & Development Manager at [email protected] or 337-478-5437, ext. 114.

What do we achieve?

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children achieve success in school, helps them avoid risky behaviors such as getting into fights and trying drugs and alcohol, and helps them improve their self-confidence. We hold ourselves accountable to our supporters by regularly measuring our impact

Whom do we serve?

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity between 6 and 18 years of age. Our network of volunteers, donors and supporters comes from all walks of life, all backgrounds, all corners of the country.

What do we do?

Our unique brand of one-to-one mentoring, in which a child facing adversity is carefully matched with a caring adult mentor in a relationship supported by professional Big Brothers Big Sisters staff members, changes lives for the better forever.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, advocate, or family member, you have the power to change a child's future for the better.