Big Brothers Big Sisters

About This Organization

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The organization currently serve children in a 5 county region in Northwestern Michigan.For over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan has been bringing smiles to the faces of children by matching them with adult volunteers in fun and rewarding mentoring relationships. The impact it has on children in the program is priceless, and the heartwarming stories we've collected from Big and Littles in our program over the years are endless.Mentoring is a powerful thing. It’s fun, most anyone can be a mentor and it’s life-changing. By simply participating in fun activities together and forming a trusting bond with a child, it can potentially rewrite a child's future, for the better. However, for as big of an impact that mentoring makes on a child, you’ll be amazed at what it will do for you, too

Campaigns

Grand Traverse Resort Club Member Holiday Party
Grand Traverse Resort Club Member Holiday Party
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When you help fund a match between a child and an adult mentor, you empower potential!We are not saviors, we are allies – each and every ...
Empowering Potential
Empowering Potential
Campaign
$9,773 raised
Tri4Kids
Tri4Kids
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The goal? To complete a triathlon in all 50 states and raise money for Big Brother Big Sisters along the way.We invite you to experiece t...
Marathon4Kids
Marathon4Kids
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"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." - Maria RobinsonThis mantra is the core...
  1. Janifer Blanchard
    Janifer Blanchard gave a $75 donation to Empowering Potential
    Dedication In Memory of: Beccy Janis
    My donation is in response to Beccy Janis' commitment to BIGS. I think I already contributed in her memory following her passing, but if I didn't, this donation is given because of her love for BIGS. Perhaps I will be able to help with BIGS in Harbor Springs next year.
    2 days ago · Like
  2. Max and Peggy Janis gave a $132 donation
    6 days ago · Like
  3. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
    9 days ago · Like
  4. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
    9 days ago · Like
  5. Fletchs
    Fletchs gave a $316.77 donation to Empowering Potential
    13 days ago · Like
  6. Raymond Paddock gave a $300 donation
    15 days ago · Like
  7. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
    17 days ago · Like
  8. Robert Mittelstaedt
    Robert Mittelstaedt gave a $105.79 donation
    Vest purchase
    21 days ago · Like
  9. An anonymous donation of $400 has been made
    22 days ago · Like
  10. Randell Billingsley
    Randell Billingsley gave a $53.04 donation to Empowering Potential
    Dedication In Memory of: Mike Ascione
    24 days ago · Like
  11. Randall Ritsema
    Randall Ritsema gave a $300 donation to Empowering Potential
    29 days ago · Like
  12. An anonymous donation of $106.91 has been made
    29 days ago · Like
  13. Mitchell Blue
    Mitchell Blue gave a $105.79 donation
    RE Invoice #1057
    about 1 month ago · Like
  14. Krista Hoxie
    Krista Hoxie gave a $147.99 donation
    Bigs Apparel
    about 1 month ago · Like
  15. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
    about 1 month ago · Like
  16. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
    about 1 month ago · Like
  17. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
    about 2 months ago · Like
  18. Debora Hunter
    Debora Hunter gave a $200 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Beccy Janis
    In loving memory of Beccy Janis.
    about 2 months ago · Like
  19. McFawn Financial
    McFawn Financial gave a $527.75 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Beccy Janis
    about 2 months ago · Like
  20. Linda Rea
    Linda Rea gave a $53.04 donation
    about 2 months ago · Like
  21. Gregory Stropes
    Gregory Stropes gave a $53.04 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Becky Janis
    about 2 months ago · Like
  22. Family of Beccy Janis Family of Beccy Janis
    Family of Beccy Janis Family of Beccy Janis gave a $84.69 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Beccy Janis
    This gift is in memory of Beccy Janis and of her years of service to the Traverse City community.
    about 2 months ago · Like
  23. An anonymous donation of $400 has been made
    about 2 months ago · Like
  24. State National Companies
    State National Companies gave a $5,000 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Andy & Jessica Kempf
    Andy and Jessica Kempf competed and won in a charity golf tournament put on by State National. Winners were encouraged to select the non-profit they wanted to donate to. Without hesitation, the Kempf's knew they wanted the prize money to go to Big Brother Big Sister of Northwest Michigan. We are so thankful for opportunities like this one.
    about 2 months ago · Like
  25. An anonymous donation of $106.91 has been made
    about 2 months ago · Like
  26. Tshirt Robot
    Tshirt Robot gave a $538.30 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Ty Schmidt
    This is in honor of Ty Schmidt! TC Rides With Ty!
    2 months ago · Like
  27. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
    2 months ago · Like
  28. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
    2 months ago · Like
  29. Big Brothers Big Sisters
    2 months ago · Like
  30. Lou Barkman
    Lou Barkman gave a $533.35 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Gary Emerson
    In honor of Gary Emerson
    3 months ago · Like