**There's Still Time!** Our 30th Anniversary Bowl for Kids' Sake on March 2 was the most fun ever! It's not too late to support your favorite bowler and help thousands of central Ohio kids! To make a donation, please click here.
The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio To donate or learn more abut our Mentoring Center of Central Ohio, please click here.
Media Representatives on deadline: Please call Mary Palkowski at (614) 839-2447, ext. 110 (office) or (312) 969-4852 (cell).
Volunteer Application For Franklin, Delaware and Union Counties
View Our Financials Click here for our 2012 Annual Report. Click here for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio's IRS Form 990 or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Springfield's IRS Form 990.
WELCOME TO BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL OHIO!
Do you remember a special person who brought excitement to the everyday, broadened your horizons and put little moments of magic into your life? By becoming a volunteer mentor, you can do the same for a child, and you will both be forever changed by the experience! Children need adult friends to help guide them through life's many obstacles. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio has a rich history of nurturing friendships between caring adult volunteers and children. Since 1933, Big Brothers Big Sisters has made a difference in the lives of more than 100,000 central Ohio youth through our mentoring and camping programs!
OVER THE EDGE IN 2013: JUNE 21!
We have a date! Don't miss the awesome opportunity to go Over the Edge for Kids' Sake and rappel down the PNC Bank Building on June 21, 2013! For more information, please click here. To register to fundraise and rappel, please click here or email Lori Brown.
About 50 daredevils rappelled down the PNC Bank Building in October 2012 after fundraising to support Big Brothers Big Sisters' work! Jessa Goddard from WBNS-10TV rappelled with us! Click here to watch her story. Click here to see what Monica Day from WCMH-NBC4i had to say after she rappelled along with Crew Cat, Stinger and Brutus Buckeye!
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - PRE-SALE OFFER!
For one week only, starting on May 13, Big Brothers Big Sisters supporters are being offered the opportunity to buy discounted tickets to Cirque du Soleil's new show, Totem! The show runs August 22 - September 15 under the Big Top Tent at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.
By purchasing tickets through the link below, supporters receive $10 off Price Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 on any performance currently on sale. No promo code is required. The discount has already been applied where applicable. This offer is valid for ONE WEEK ONLY, MAY 13 at 10am - May 20 at 9am.
Please take 4 minutes to view this inspiring video of kids at our Camp Oty'Okwa and learn how you can help make these life-changing experiences available for more kids!
2013 CHAMPION OF CHILDREN
At the annual Champion of Children Signature Event on February 13, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio was honored as the 2013 Nonprofit Organization Champion of Children! If you missed the celebration, you can watch the taped broadcast of the event, which featured a fascinating and inspiring conversation with Geoffrey Canada, creator of the Harlem Children's Zone, hailed by the New York Times as "one of the most ambitious social service experiments of our time." You can find it on WOSU Plus at 9 p.m. on February 22; 9 p.m. on March 1; 9 p.m. on March 22 and 9 p.m. on March 29. Or you can view the entire 60-minute program on YouTube by clicking here.
Our friends at RockBridge were recently honored with the 2013 Pillar Award for Community Service! We thank them for all they do to support the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. We are also very proud of Robert J. "Skip" Weiler Jr. (the Robert Weiler Company), Secretary and Immediate Past President of our Foundation Board, who was a finalist for Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year and Ira Sharfin, CEO of important Project Mentor Volunteer Partner Continental Office Environments, who was a finalist for the Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award!
Elizabeth Martinez, Vice President of Programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, was recently named a Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan by the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs. This honor recognizes outstanding Hispanics who have excelled in the professional arena, leadership and community service.
The coveted 2012 Milton Lewin Legacy Award has been presented to Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. For more details, please click here.
THE INSPIRING STORY OF A FORMER LITTLE BROTHER AND HIS BIG BROTHER(as seen on NBC4i)
CLARK KELLOGG TIP-OFF CLASSIC A BIG SUCCESS
The first annual Clark Kellogg Tip-Off Classic was a big success, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio is honored to be one of the recipients of the proceeds. The high school basketball teams squared off at Pickerington Central High School on December 1 in front of about 2,500 excited fans.
Special thanks to Quarter Sponsor Nationwide and these additional sponsors: 97.1 The Fan, Ernst & Young, Kimball Midwest, Lindsay Honda/Acura, Marathon, Medical Technology Resources, Meijer, Toyota Direct, Tyler's Light and Wealthstone!
Save the date for the 2013 event: December 7, 2013!
Click here to view and download a pdf of the our webinar presentation designed to help volunteers better understand their Menee's family dynamics.
Click here to view and download a pdf of our new caregiver's guide, called Strengthening Bonds and Creating Connections. It includes answers to difficult questions children ask about their incarcerated loved one. Recently published by Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Ohio and The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, this booklet is very useful for Caregivers and Mentors of children whose parents are incarcerated.
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