Be a Part of Something BIG
Your donation positively impacts a child’s life.
Not to mention, it makes you a part of something big.
EVERY GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!
Become a Defender of Potential. Discover the many ways in which you can support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga, and empower Chattanooga's youth to realize their full potential. No gift is too Big or too Little.
MAKE A ONE-TIME GIFT
Your gift will have a significant impact on a child in our community. You can support the cost of:
Recruiting a new Big
Running background checks
Measuring the progress of Littles and evaluating programs to ensure effectiveness
Training Bigs in child safety and effective mentoring
Providing ongoing match support
Evaluating Bigs and Littles to determine lasting and effective matches
You can also aim to covering the full cost of a match through our Sponsor a Match program. Each match between a Little and a Big costs us approximately $1,500 for a full year.
Attend or Sponsor one of our three BIG events each year.
Bowl for Kids' Sake
JOIN A GIVING SOCIETY
You can provide ongoing support to Big Brothers Big Sisters as part of one of our annual giving societies. Whether you give $50 a month as a monthly Match Maker or join our Mentor Circle of our Bigs contributing to BBBS annually, your continuous gifts support the sustainability of our organization and the effectiveness of our mission for years to come.
Your legacy can have an impact, too! A planned gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga creates your own legacy of support through the continuation of our landmark mentoring programs. Planned giving also offers significant advantages, including tax breaks and a potential income increase. Some of the most notable benefits include:
Retaining control of your assets during your lifetime, allowing for modification your bequest as your circumstances change
Tax advantages that lower the estate tax burden on your survivors
The creation of a larger impact through a gift that is larger than what may have been possible during your lifetime
RECRUIT YOUR FRIENDS
When you celebrate, we celebrate. Host a fundraiser for your birthday, a special occasion, or just because! Gather your friends, family, and social network to support Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Chattanooga in raising funds to provide quality youth mentoring programs in the greater Chattanooga area. The suggested minimum fundraising goal is $1,500, which covers the costs of sponsoring a match including:
Child and family services
Volunteer interviews and training
Ongoing child safety measures
Support for both Bigs and Littles
Contact Jessica Whatley at [email protected] to start your own fundraising page, or designate BBBS of Greater Chattanooga as a beneficiary of your personal fundraiser on Facebook.
GIFTS IN KIND
Goods, like food, toys, school supplies, clothes, sports equipment, event tickets, and auction items
Services, like event or meeting spaces, marketing materials, printing, and administrative/financial services
Expertise, like legal, tax, or business advice; marketing and website development; and strategic planning
Eligibility of gifts of material goods will be at the discretion of the Executive Committee of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga Board of Directors, together with the Executive Director. If you would like to make an in-kind donation or if you have questions about doing so, contact us at 423.698.8016 or [email protected]