14 Oct
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Shop Your Community Days

Shop BIG. Give BIG. Feel BIG. during Downtown TC (Official) Shop Your Community Days in support of area non-profit organizations. For every purchase you make at participating stores, 5% of the sale will be donated to the nonprofit of your choice. By supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters you are contributing to help support a match. This […]

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05 Oct
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Amazing Big Little Connections

Little Brother Ben recently witnessed his dad being arrested and is now facing the very real possibility that he will not see him for the next 12 years while his dad is in prison – basically for the rest of his childhood.  When Ben talks about it, he tries to hide that he’s not worried […]

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06 Aug
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BIG NEWS: Bigs hosts Big Art Show, The Art of Social Distancing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2020 The Art of Social Distancing The BIG Art Show PETOSKEY, MI —The Big Art Show hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters returns to Pennsylvania Park on Saturday, August 15, 2020. This Big Art Show is a popular, one-day juried event held every year on the third Saturday in August, […]

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14 Jul
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John & Saul: A Real-Life Match Moment

John and Saul: A Real-Life Match Story Once again, I have to thank you for a fantastic match; I enjoy the whole family and the grandparents too! —John, Big Brother Big Brother John and Little Brother Saul were matched when Saul was a 1st grader. John was looking for a way to give back to […]

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02 Jul
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Congratulations! Class of 2020 Graduating Bigs

Congratulations to our 2020 Graduating Bigs and best wishes for your next adventure! Alayna Cook Anna Davidson Anna Ritzer Anneliese Ferguson Annmarie Puzio Arianna Bowman Ashley Hollands Bobbie Firman Brendan Barrett Caitlin Williams Emma Raredon Frannie Kelbel Isabel Aulicino Isabella Banas Isabella DeBord Jacob Klassen Jaynee Boni Jordan Jansen Kailey Gustafson Katie Bila Kendra Grafenauer […]

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02 Jul
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Hestia Women’s Giving Circle Helps Change Lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2020 Hestia Women’s Giving Circle Helps Change Lives! Traverse City, MI — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan (Bigs) received a $4,000 grant award from the Hestia Women’s Giving Circle. These funds will be utilized to support programming for young girls in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. “We are humbled […]

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15 Jun
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Mission Launch: To Infinity & Beyond!

              The power of potential. The energy of summer is packed with so much potential – we just can’t get enough of it! We are back in full force as our community-based matches resume in-person meetings while using CDC safety guidelines to keep our kids, volunteers and families safe. Bigs is […]

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12 Jun
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Guidelines for In-Person Match Meetings (COVID-19)

June 4, 2020 Guidelines for In-Person Match Meetings (COVID-19) Bigs, Parents and Guardians, We are looking forward to the opportunity for our Bigs and Littles to begin meeting in person as the Stay-at-Home order has been officially lifted by the Governor as of Monday, June 8, 2020. As you know, the health and safety of […]

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