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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Attend or Sponsor one of our three BIG events each year. 

Bowl for Kids' Sake 

Golf Classic

Potential Party 

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.

 

PLANNED GIVING

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

If you would like to discuss including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga as part of your trust, bequest, or endowment, contact us at 423.698.8016 or [email protected].

 

RECRUIT YOUR FRIENDS

When you celebrate, we celebrateHost 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

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga accepts donations of goods, services, and expertise in lieu of cash donations. These in-kind donations provide further opportunities and a real benefit to those we serve. Examples of in-kind gifts include:

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]