Big Brothers Big Sisters

2019 Year in Review

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Wabash Valley

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Wabash Valley changes lives for the better, forever. BBBS provides children in the Wabash Valley with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships. The program is free, generational changing, and provides significant impact and enrichment for Bigs and Littles alike. Check out our website!

60 Bigs in 6 Months

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Wabash Valley launched its ‘60 in 6’ campaign also named ‘60 MENTORS in 6 MONTHS’ campaign in April of 2019 which involved recruiting sixty Bigs/mentors in six months. We reached 26 new community matches within six months! We are still looking for mentors and children to join our program. Currently, we have 25 boys waiting to be matched with a male mentor. We also have 8 female mentors waiting to help make a difference by being matched with a little girl. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or signing your child up for BBBS, click this link!

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First Sullivan County Community Match

Big Sister Debbie and Little Sister Hayden recently celebrated their first match anniversary together. Debbie and Hayden are BBBS's first Sullivan County Community Match. They enjoy doing church events together, they love ice cream at the Sullivan County DQ, and love taking rides in Debbies Volkswagen bug!

Clay County is Growing!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Wabash Valley currently serves 56 Site-Based Matches in three Clay County elementary schools. The Littles that participate in the BBBS Site-Based program attend East Side, Forest Park, and Meridian Elementary schools. The Bigs that donate their time to this program are students who attend Northview High School.

Mentor Monday on WTHI-TV

In 2019, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Wabash Valley partnered with WTHI-TV for a new TV segment called Mentor Monday. This segment features either a boy or girl who is currently looking for a Big and is on the BBBS waiting list. The feature airs once a month on WTHI-TV. So far, this new partnership with WTHI has helped Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Wabash Valley create several new matches! Take a look at WTHI-TV's most recent Mentor Monday feature. The story highlights two brothers, Trentin and Tucker, who are still waiting to find their Big Brothers.

2019 Bowl for Kids Sake

We are incredibly thankful for another successful year as we continue to grow and improve our Bowl for Kids' Sake events in Vigo and Clay County. In 2019, we added a very successful Saint Patrick's Day themed Bowl for Kids' Sake event to Sullivan County. Overall, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Wabash Valley Bowl for Kids' Sake raised more than $30,000.

2020 Bowl for Kids' Sake

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Wabash Valley’s largest and most important annual fundraiser. All you have to do is gather your team, fundraise and party to help create more life-changing friendships in the Wabash Valley! Donations made to Bowl For Kids’ Sake defend the potential of hundreds of youth! Sign up now for our 2020 Bowl for Kids' Sake!

How to get Started!

Download the Bowl for Kids’ Sake registration form, pick a team captain and register your team of up to 6 friends, family members, co-workers or ask your company to sponsor your team. Have your team captain either email, mail, fax or drop-off your team form to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Wabash Valley office located inside the Chances And Services for Youth building located at 1101 South 13th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47802. All teams must pay with cash or check before the date of the event to bowl. Sign up today by clicking this link!

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Wabash Valley

Our Mission:

Is to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth, primarily through a professionally supported one-to-one relationship with a caring adult. The goal is to assist children in achieving their highest potential as they grow to become confident, competent, and caring individuals, by providing committed volunteers.