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A Message from our Director

Welcome to Summer! YOWSER it took summer a long time to show up! Isn’t it glorious when it does?

In May, I was able to attend the Candlelight Vigil in Washington DC with family members. This vigil is an annual tribute to our fallen officers. Jonathan Thompson, one of the speakers, was adamant and consistent in his message, “In order to prevent the fallen, we need to stop the falling.” Stop. The. Falling. With your help, that is what we do. We stand with kids, we support kids, we encourage kids, and we defend their potential. We stop the falling.

We know that you have a tight schedule, but did you know that we have a program where the Big is with their Little about 20 hours a year, over lunchtime? We know family comes first and you don't want to take time away from being with them, but did you know you can mentor as a family and being with your Little will become everyone’s favorite day of the week? We know that you aren’t sure what you would do with your Little, but did you know that we host activities 1-2x a month and generous businesses offer discounts to matches? We know the word mentor sounds intimidating, but did you know you'll be paired with a professional Program Coordinator who will provide ongoing guidance, advice, and support throughout your relationship? We know it sounds like a big commitment, but did you know your friendship could change a child's life for the better, forever?

We also know that our donors are as much a part of our agency as our volunteers. We can’t operate without volunteers and we can’t operate without generous hearts. A special shout- out to Barb Anderson and Dave Chandler and their generous hearts for providing a matching gift of up to $15,000 for the upcoming Women's Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation's Dancing With Our Stars event. Please see the article below to see how you can double your vote and bring home the win for kids!

We are bold in asking you to be a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters. We are bold because we need you to join us to stop the falling.

Jackie Johnson

Executive Director


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Big Brothers Big Sisters Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Summertime by George

ST CLOUD, MN (June 19, 2019) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota is celebrating its 50th year in the community. In honor of this special milestone, U.S. Bank…

Big Brothers Big Sisters Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers

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Magic Moments Gala Raises Over $204,000

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Hosts Magic Moments Gala

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McPete’s and A.B.A.T.E. Support Big Brothers Big Sisters Program

BIG LAKE, MN (November 13, 2018) – Big Brothers Big Sisters recently hosted their annual fall fundraiser, Bowl For…