Imagine The Possibilities

You can help us Start Something BIG today!

It isn’t easy being a youth these days. In these complex and confusing times, youth need a caring adult to be a mentor and a friend — someone they can talk to, have fun with, and learn from.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is funded entirely by grants, fundraising events, and personal donations. Support from individuals like you is vital to provide mentors for youth in your community.

Research shows that our mentoring works.

Youth with a Big Brother or Big Sister show real differences in their personal and academic lives.

Your donation will be used to:

Help recruit new Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers.

Cover the costs of background checks and insurance, while ensuring trained professionals match youth to caring and responsible Bigs.

Offer one-on-one, ongoing supervision and support for every match.

Provide cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for youth.

Donated dollars at work

  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • 4 Hours Per Volunteer
  • Making Introductions
  • Bigs & Littles Meet, Plan Their First Outing
  • Enrollment Process
  • Inquiry & Assessment, Interviews & Training, Review & Approval
  • Operational Costs
  • Liability Insurance, Facilities, Communication & Activities
  • Supporting The Match
  • 15 Hours Per Month
  • Professional Match Support Social Workers, Communicate With Bigs And The Littles, Parent Or Guardian

= $1000

Annual Investment For The First Year
Cost Breakdown After The First Year
Operational Costs

$250 per match

Match Support

$133 per match

Total Costs (after the first 12 months): $400

Your donation stays in our community.

As a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization, all contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extend of the law.

Your donation is tax deductible.

No matter how much you give, your contribution will improve the lives of young people in your community. Your donation will help them meet the challenges of growing up into happy, confident young adults.

Big Partner Companies

Our Big Partner Companies are making an investment in the future of our community. They are making a BIG difference and changing the lives of youth facing adversity for the better, forever.

Become A Partner
Platinum Partners

Silver Partners
JKS Properties
Don & Theresa Gunden

Bronze Partners
Blue Star IT
The Community Foundation of Elkhart County
The Hawkins Family
Keystone RV
Northwest Interiors
Robert Weed Plywood Corporation

Match Partners
Genisis Products, Inc.
Bristol American Legion
T. Coley & Patricia Brady
Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Kiwanis Club of Elkhart
Veada Industries, Inc.
Heartland RV
The Kash Family
1st Source Bank
Triangle Rubber & Plastics

Friends of BBBS
Ancon Construction
Louis Fell
Elkhart FOP #52
Connie Fulmer
The Lucchese Family
Glen & Jeanne Riegsecker
Brian & Lauri Smith

On behalf of the Bigs and the Littles that we serve, thank you for your generosity and your commitment to Starting Something in Elkhart County!