20 May
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Big Inspiration: Despite Social Distancing, Match Thrives

Despite Social Distancing, Match Thrives Little Sister Skye has always had a dynamic, outgoing, full of life personality and has never been afraid to be her authentic self. She is incredibly talented and has the BIGGEST heart – she is always the one to embrace others and make sure everyone is included. While Skye’s energy […]

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13 May
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Virtual Mentoring: Program Modifications & Future Impact

Virtual Mentoring: Program Modifications & Future Impact In the early phase of the Stay-at-Home Executive Order, the Bigs’ team quickly transitioned our program to offer a host of connective opportunities to our Bigs and Littles in addition to providing resources and assistance to families. Our team has been in constant contact with our Bigs, Littles […]

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Marathon4Kids Spectator Signs
April 30, 2020 Alyssa Bright , ,

One Man. One Mission. One Extraordinary Superhero. Sunday, May 3rd marks a monumental event for Bigs as Tony Anderson dons his imaginary cape, suits up in his Marathon4Kids gear, channels his inner superhero and sets out one last time to run the final 26.2 miles of a 1,336.2 marathon mile quest (that’s 51 marathons!!) to defend the […]

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28 Apr
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M4K: Tony’s Final Marathon, May 3

  BAM, Donors, Supporters: We are in the home stretch finalizing plans for Tony Anderson’s last marathon on Sunday, May 3. We hope you will join us to honor and celebrate the end of this momentous journey. Below is an outline of Tony’s marathon route/schedule. If you are able to participate, please select a location […]

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20 Apr
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Bigs Seeks Volunteers for Virtual Mentoring Program

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2020 Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeks Volunteers for Virtual Mentoring Program TRAVERSE CITY — Big Brothers Big Sisters (Bigs) has launched a virtual mentoring program to serve children in need in Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet counties.  There is a critical need for more men and women in the […]

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20 Apr
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Big Inspiration: 4/16/2020

  From all of us at Bigs, we send our heartfelt wishes for your health, safety and comfort during this uncertain time.  Our team is working at full throttle, serving 350+ children, volunteers and families that are the focus of our organization. As you know, Bigs relies on local donations to fund our programs, and […]

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20 Apr
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Big Inspiration: 4/9/2020

  Want to stay social while distancing? Join us for a virtual Bigs Social on Thursday, April 23 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm via Zoom: Click here to join us! New to Zoom Calls? Learn how to join here: Zoom Tutorial Cultivating a Connection During Social Distancing The team at Bigs has literally transformed our mentoring program to a “temporary” […]

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20 Apr
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Big Inspiration: 3/30/2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan (Bigs) thanks you, our community of supporters–our donors, our volunteers and our Bigs, who continue to be a stable support system for their Littles, especially now when they need it most. Our team continues to deliver critical support to our Littles, their families and our volunteer Bigs, in […]

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19 Mar
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Update: A Message From Our Executive Director

Dear Big Brothers Big Sisters Community, These are challenging and uncertain times. We know for sure that our youth are facing enormous challenges with even more insecurity than ever and we are working diligently to find ways to ensure they feel a sense of safety and belonging by supporting them and reminding them they are not […]

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