23 Aug
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TC Offshore Boating Group Raises Thousands for BIGS

Traverse City, MI — On Saturday, August 18, 2018, more than 50 powerboat owners and members of the TC Invitational Offshore Powerboat Association held the Inaugural TC Poker Run on West Bay, raising nearly $30,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters. “We are just so pleased to be able to make an impact on children in […]

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12 Mar
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Great Email Templates for Bowl for Kids’ Sake

Joined Bowl for Kids’ Sake and wondering what you should write in the email to your friends, family and co-workers?? Check out these awesome templates! If you are participating in Traverse City: Email Templates for Participants TC If you are participating in Harbor Springs: Email Templates for Participants HS Haven’t joined Bowl for Kids’ Sake […]

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17 Jul
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Don’t Miss the 12th Annual BIG Art Show

 The 12th Annual BIG Art Show is Saturday, August 19th at Petoskey’s Pennsylvania Park from 10am to 5pm. Make it a day full of adventure!! You can enjoy strolling through historic Pennsylvania Park finding treasures provided by the talented artisans in our show, peruse the beautiful downtown area and take in the offerings of the Festival on the […]

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13 Jul
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Grants Support School-Based Mentoring!

The Charlevoix Area Community Foundation, Hestia Women’s Giving Circle, and the Char/Em United Way each provided funding to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan (BIGS) begin a new School-Based mentoring program at Charlevoix Elementary School. Funds will be used to expand the current number of children being served, with a goal of adding […]

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06 Jul
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Bigs Receives National Quality Award

At its National Conference in San Diego, California on June 26, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America presented our local Big’s office with the National Quality Award for the second year in a row.  This award, from the National Leadership Council (NLC), is bestowed to Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring agencies nationwide for meeting or exceeding […]

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13 Feb
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Bigs Chosen to Partner with Traverse Area Association of Realtors

Exciting News! BIGS is pleased to announce that the Traverse Area Association of Realtors (TAAR), comprised of over 850 members and 200 affiliate members, has chosen Big Brothers Big Sisters as its Primary Community Partner for the next two years! TAAR knows a thing or two about building strong communities, and together, TAAR and BIGS […]

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11 Jan
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Meet Steve Andrews

Meet Bigs’ new Case Manager Steve Andrews! Steve joins us with previous experience working for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger counties, where he was a case manager as well as a Big Brother for two years. Steve earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Central Michigan University. He is currently overseeing […]

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04 Nov
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NMC Technology Exploration Day

Looking for something AWESOME to do with your Little or your family?? Northwestern Michigan College is offering a fun and unique way to give back to the community while getting an up-close look at some of the most exciting new technology available on campus. Saturday Nov. 12, NMC students will host an Exploration Day at […]

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04 Nov
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Bigs Supporting NMC’s Food for Thought

Bigs is collecting non-perishable food items as part of the NMC’s Food For Thought program now through November 19th! You can drop your donations in the big red bin right outside our office door – super easy! Our office is located at: 900 E. Front St., Ste. 125 in Traverse City Food for Thought is […]

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01 Nov
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Petoskey’s 4th Annual Turkey Trot

Kick off your Thanksgiving day with an AWESOME 5K Run/Walk in Petoskey! Check out the 4th Annual Petoskey Turkey Trot! Hosted by YMCA of Northern Michigan in partnership with Bigs! Register at www.ymcanm.org – register by November 10th and save $5 on your registration fee!!  

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