Why Give?

Every year, just a few days after Black Friday, we have Giving Tuesday. A day that serves as a reminder that there are a lot of nonprofits out there that need our help, and more funding to continue striving to create the change in our communities that we want to see.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois (BBBSWCI) is just one of many nonprofits that will be hoping to receive your generous donation dollars this Giving Tuesday, but it is in a unique predicament: we do not receive state funding.

What this means is that BBBSWCI is funded solely from grants, fundraisers, and generous people in the community, which is why days like Giving Tuesday are so very important. If you decide to send a few dollars our way, here is where the money would go:

We have numerous programs to fund. We have the smallest staff that we can manage with the largest workload we can manage. We also have a lot of kids on our wait-list waiting to be matched. This is where your money goes. It goes toward impacting the youth of West Central Illinois in possibly the best way: through mentoring.

Give early. Give often. Give generously. And stay in touch, so we can show you how your money is being used. You won't be disappointed.