Please join us at the Art of Helping Children Gala where you’ll enjoy a night of exciting entertainment, delicious food and drink, and beautiful art and auction items. We need your help to raise the critical dollars needed to sustain our programs for the 2100 children and youth we serve annually across our nine county service area.
We are grateful that our corporate sponsors and philanthropic friends have been helping Big Brothers Big Sisters to Ignite and Empower the potential of all our Littles—by supporting our BIG night. Your generous donations will help us match the 600 youth we have waiting for a caring adult mentor across Tampa Bay.
Join us at our signature event which began as a modest art auction and cocktail party and has evolved into a spectacular evening where 600 community and business leaders network together and are inspired as we share the impact our mentoring programs are having on the children in our community. Guests have a further opportunity to invest in our programs and participate in our exciting auctions while also enjoying a beautiful evening.
Click here to donate a basket, item or certificate for our auction: https://give.bbbstampabay.org/web_forms/456-bbbs-auction-donation-request-form-2023
Anyone may bid on our auction (even if you don't attend!) and it will go live Wed 9/6 and close Sat 9/9. Pre-register at www.bidpal.net/bbbstb
It costs more than $1,500 to provide a child with a mentor for one year—covering background checks and ongoing support services that are the key to ensuring that each match between a Big and a Little will be successful. Last year, 99% of the kids in our program went on to the next grade level and 98% had no involvement with the juvenile justice system. For the children we serve, the impact of your financial support can last a lifetime. With your help, more children and youth facing adversity in our community will have a caring adult role model in their lives—and a much better chance of fulfilling their potential.