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It’s not just a donation. It’s an investment in a child’s future.

When you donate online to Big Brothers Big Sisters, you join our cause and directly support children in our community. No matter how little or big the amount, donating can start making a difference in the lives of young people around you.

Donating pays dividends.

In the 2009 BMC Public Health study, investigators concluded that if just 2% of the children served in mentoring programs avoided behaviors that resulted in intensive services, the program would break even on benefits. We’re proud to report that our mentoring program shows positive results for 95% the children we serve, which translates to avoidance of costly interventions such as juvenile detention and “therapeutic” placements.

Your support goes far.

Your financial support helps us provide our programs and services in the City of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke counties so we can develop more college grads, community leaders and entrepreneurs. For every $1 you invest in our agency, the community realizes a $3.28 return through reduced crime and violence, and improved educational outcomes. And we leverage each dollar with the free services of our volunteer mentors. Last year, 65 volunteers provided an average of 8 hours per month, which translates a total value of services of $133,000. (based on average hourly value of volunteer time in Virginia, according to www.vaservice.org.)

Great Nonprofits, a leading provider of reviews and ratings of nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S, has ranked Big Brothers Big Sisters as a top Children’s and Families Nonprofit and awarded us a 5-star rating. This means you can rest assured that we are using donations wisely.

Your financial support starts lots of things, like:

  • recruiting new Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers
  • covering the costs of background checks, while ensuring trained professionals match Littles to responsible Bigs
  • enabling ongoing supervision and relationship support for every Big, Little and Little’s family
  • providing cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for children

Thank you for your generosity.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winchester, Frederick & Clarke Counties is a 501c3 non-profit organization and many donations are tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor for more information.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winchester, Frederick & Clarke Counties is a 501 ©3 private, nonprofit agency. Our federal ID number is 54-0929514. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.We are an approved non-profit for the Neighborhood Assistance Program, offering a tax credit to qualifying business and personal donors. Call the office to learn more at 540-662-1043.

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