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Giving to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut

Funding for the programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters comes from foundations, corporations, United Way and special events, such as Bowl for Kids’ Sake and our annual Golf Tournament. In addition, we rely on donations from individuals who endorse our mentoring mission.

Support from individuals like you is vital to provide mentors for children in your community. And we know they need them. It isn’t easy being a kid these days. In these complex and confusing times, children need a caring adult to be a mentor and a friend — someone they can talk to, have fun with, and learn from.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut is a 501(c) 3, non-profit agency recognized by the IRS and the State of CT. All charitable gifts made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Your support in any amount is greatly appreciated (and needed). Each Big-Little match comes at an approximate annual cost to the agency of $1,000. In order to continue to serve the kids already enrolled in our programs, while trying to match those on our waiting list, we need your help.

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Give by Mail or Phone

Send your check to:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut
2470 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605

877-399-2570
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday-Friday

Give Gently Used Household Items, Clothing, etc.

Through our partnership with Savers, your donations of clothing, clothing accessories, shoes, books, bedding items, draperies, housewares and furniture, toys, games, radios and small appliances help support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut.

Not only will you be helping Big Brothers Big Sisters by making a tax deductible donation, but your recycling efforts will be helping the environment. Win – win!

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Corporate Partnerships with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters has partnered with American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) since 2006. Since the partnership’s inception, American Eagle Outfitters has helped to raise over $500,000 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters network. American Eagle Outfitters’ primary fundraising effort is through Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Their sales associates have been enthusiastic participants at our Milford event for several years.

NIVEA, a national corporate partner, was the official sponsor of the Times Square Alliance New Year’s Eve Celebration for the third consecutive year. NIVEA, the Times Square Alliance, and Countdown Entertainment – the co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square - announced that multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter Taio Cruz performed John Lennon’s "Imagine" on NBC just before the final countdown to midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Additional Corporate Sponsors include: The Gap, Banana Republic, Rent-a-Center, Subaru, Arby’s, and Jack in the Box.