• Serving Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse and Kalkaska Counties
April 20, 2020 Web Developer
Big Brothers Big Sisters


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” virtual platform to provide the children in northwestern Michigan with the guidance, support and friendship they so desperately need – now more than ever!

Check out some examples of special relationships and how they are connecting during this unprecedented time in our nation.

  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Making a Care Package
  • Baking Cookies via FaceTime
  • Sending Videos
  • Starting a Book Club
  • Playing Games Online


We are so grateful to live in a community where volunteers and donors truly see the value in supporting these one-on-one mentoring relationships and hope you will continue to lean in during this time of  uncertainty.  Bigsupnorth.com/donate

Tuesday’s with Tony on Ron Jolly

Tony Anderson is committed to finalizing his mission to complete a marathon in every state in the Country and Washington DC – all to raise funds for Bigs.  Tune in to WTCM-AM on Tuesday morning at 7:35 to hear more.

So far Tony has raised $750,000 toward the $1Million goal, and will run his last marathon on Sunday, May 3, 2020 as part of the Flying Pig’s virtual option, right here in Traverse City.  Please consider supporting Tony’s journey at Bigsupnorth.com/marathon4kids

Distance Socially, Support Locally

While this is NOT an all-inclusive list of our corporate sponsors, it does reflect many that are significantly affected in the wake of this national pandemic.  We are so thankful to our sponsors and simply couldn’t provide the level of service we do without them.  Please support them as they continue to support us and especially when the economy returns to normal as they are consumer driven businesses:

2Bays DJs
45 North Aviation
Absolute Home Services
Alfie Embroidery
America’s Carpet Barn
Bayview Inn
Big Apple Bagel
Bill Marsh Automotive
Blueprint Partners
Bluewater Vending
Boathouse Restaurant
Bowers Harbor Vineyard
Carmela Foods
Center for Plastic Surgery
Century 21 Northland: Mike Annelin
Comfort Keepers

Custom Stems

Dan Brady Painting
Dr. Sara Bergsma, DDS
Elemint Wealth Management
Floor Covering Brokers
Fox Charlevoix
Fox Grand Traverse
Golden Fowler
Grand Traverse Pie Co.

Image 360
Incredible Mo’s
Jimmy John’s
Marathon Automotive
McGee’s 31
McGee’s 72
Michigan Planners

Pangea’s Pizza

Pathways Chiropractic
Pickle Print
Real Estate One
Schulz Orthodontics
Seeco Contracting
Serra Traverse City
Short’s Brewing
TC Golf Center
TC Wine & Beer Tours

The Filling Station
The Good Bowl
Toy Harbor
Traverse City Whiskey Co.
Traverse Dental Associates
Traverse Outdoor
Walstrom Marine

Please be safe and stay healthy.


Cecilia J. Chesney

Executive Director