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Today is Giving Tuesday. Consider us, @BBBSCHI, when you’re making your charitably donation this Holiday Season. We were awarded 4 Stars by Charity Navigator and awarded the BBBS National Gold Standard Award. Most importantly, your donation will support a match and make a BIG change in the life of a child. Donate Here
On Sunday, September 15, 2013, 131 MB Financial Bank employees spent their weekend playing baseball to raise money for charity in the bank’s “MB Bat for Charity 2013” fundraiser. Between admissions, players’ fees, refreshment sales, individual donations and a matching grant from the MB Foundation Charitable Fund, this well-attended second annual event grossed over $6,000 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Club of Metropolitan Chicago.
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The second E Program event, Get Up & Move!, took place on Saturday, October 12th at Windy City Fieldhouse with former and current football stars including Chicago Bears offensive lineman, Roberto Garza!
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Bringing Home the Gold…
We’re proud to say we’ve capped off an amazing year by receiving three key highly prized awards:
1. 4-Star Rating (highest rating!) by Charity Navigator for good governance and executing our mission in a fiscally responsible way.
2. One of only three BBBS Agencies to win the Gold Standard Award for program quality and financial sustainability.
3. BBBSMC’s Executive and Leadership Board named Board of the Year at the annual national BBBS Awards Dinner - the only Agency in the country (out of 340 Agencies) to receive this award!
We’re Popping Our Collars………..
Charity Navigator Awarded Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago 4-Stars (the highest rating) for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
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SCHAUMBURG, IL (March 21, 2013) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and Comcast joined together today with local officials to launch an innovative, mentoring partnership called “Beyond School Walls,” an on-site workplace mentoring program. The program’s mission is to help young people succeed in school and in life. As part of the program, 9 Streamwood High School students visit Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region headquarters in Schaumburg every other week throughout the school year and meet with assigned Comcast mentors. The mentors talk with the students, and participate in pre-planned activities geared toward avoidance of risk taking behavior, socio-emotional competence and academic success. The program is designed to keep students in school, out of trouble and on the path to graduation and post-graduate success.
Volunteer & Start Something!
On behalf of the 1,700 children we are currently serving, we would like to thank you for your support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBSMC). None of our work would be possible without the amazing gift of time and dedication from our volunteer mentors as well as the generous financial investments made by our donors. We are very proud of the work we have done together and pledge to continually work to improve our outcomes in the future.
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Pop Theater Project has partnered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters Metropolitan Chicago to entice 50 Chicagoans to become volunteers after viewing a powerful play about a youth growing up in Chicago.
The play ONE, by Terrence Mosley will run January 13 and 14, 2013, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Avenue, in Chicago.Each live performance will offer information on how to become a volunteer for Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Metropolitan Chicago. Because of frank language, ONE is suggested for ages 14 & up.
Set in Humboldt Park, Eighteen-year old writer, Son, leaves his protective Mother’s arms to learn all that city life can teach him. Son learns the lesson of his life when he rekindles a relationship with his estranged Father. As Father and Son begin to develop a relationship that rivals the one he has with Mother, unexpected complications arise that change all three forever. Sweetly melancholic “ONE” deals with issues of otherness and perspective and asks the question “What does it mean to be family that was never together”? We are working with Big Brothers/Big Sisters Chicago to entice 50 Chicagoans to become volunteers!
This invite is for the Monday, January 14th @ 7:30pm performance. One of two live performances.
To RSVP to reply “Going” and I will follow up with you on the number of seats you need.The performance will run 90 min. If you need the Sunday, January 13th performance, follow this link:
If you can’t make it to either dates, just visit the FB Fan Page (facebook.com/chipoptheatreproject) on January 15th and you’ll be able to experience the play via the FB page. The FB also has tons of information on Pop’s mission and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
I understand if you can not attend. I just ask that you pass this invite on to your FB friends! Pass this on to those who might be interested in this story and what we are attempting to accomplish with Pop!