News & Events

News & Events

We wanted to make you aware that BBBSSWCT is once again a participant in the Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA).

One hundred enthusiastic golfers joined us on August 8th at the classic New Haven Country Club for our annual golf tournament. The sky was a clear blue, we were ahead of the brutal heat by a day or two – in other words, it was a perfect set up for a beautiful day of golf to benefit our mentoring programs.

Whether your car starts or not, donating it can certainly start something in your community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut wrapped up another successful Bowl for Kids’ Sake earlier this month, raising over $50,000 for our mentoring programs.  Event sponsors included The Elizabeth and Joseph Massoud Foundation, BDO, Compass Group Management, and Squire Patton Boggs. Additional sponsors were Advanced Circuits, The Milana Family, Anholt, The Chiodo Family, F1 Group, Morrison Cohen, Savers and Robert Slavin.

Once again the sun was shining on the New Haven Country Club when we held our annual golf tournament on August 10. Thank you to all who sponsored, golfed or just came for the food, drink and camaraderie.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut is working with Next Step Living® to connect our friends and families to energy efficiency improvements through the Energize Connecticut  program to help homeowners save money and make their homes more comfortable.

Donate a New Toy to Big Brothers Big Sisters of SW CT and Help Make Our Holiday Open House Extra Special!

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2014 Golf Tournament Was Another Successful Event "Fore" Our Kids

The 2014 Annual Golf Tournament once again took place at the beautiful New Haven Country Club with nearly 100 golfers in attendance. The day included 18 holes of golf on the private course, lunch, dinner and awards.  Thanks to our generous sponsors and golfers.

Life-Long friendship of Big Brothers Big Sisters featured on the Today Show.

Kim and Joel Barbosa are a 'Big' couple with Big Brothers Big Sisters, where they partner as mentors to a child in their community. 

What a picture perfect day we had for our annual golf tournament held at New Haven Country Club.

Thank you to all who helped us to raise a record breaking $68,500, all of which goes directly to program services

Big Brothers Big Sister of SWCT and Darden Restaurants Partner to Advance Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut will host an all-day book fair at Barnes and Noble locations nationwide on January 26, 2013 and online from January 26-30, 2013.  The book fair is to help raise funds for supporting our one-to-one mentor programs throughout Fairfield county, New Haven county and the Naugatuck Valley.

The three state affiliates of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America were fortunate to team up with the Connecticut Broadcasters Association (CBA) in a landmark statewide effort to recruit mentors for local youth throughout the month of January. Radio and TV stations across Connecticut broadcasted specially produced public service announcements and aired interviews and news features to encourage residents to become volunteer mentors.

We at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut are basking in the afterglow of our Volunteer Appreciation Event, held earlier this week. Although we know all of our matches are special, our case managers chose 6 men or women they felt deserved to be called Big Brother or Big Sister of the Year 2012.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America names new national spokesperson

A small group of teen and pre-teen boys and their mentors joined Oscar Award Winning Actor Jamie Foxx at a private party at his Los Angeles-area home to celebrate the actor’s newest and biggest role ever -- national spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Thanks to the generosity of our longtime supporter, Joe Massoud, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut was offered a unique opportunity…

On May 16th 2012, BBBS of SW CT was a guest of John Voket on "For the People," a public affairs program that airs each week on 95.9 FM "The Fox."

Joining John were Executive Director Ellen Tracy, along with Operations Manager of Big Brothers Big Sisters SWCT Foundation Ken Kuntz, Big Sister Rebecca Flynn, and Joe Ryan from Savers.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

 
Every day, mentors help young Americans face the challenges of growing into adulthood.  By setting a positive example and sharing their time, knowledge, and experience, mentors play an essential role in preparing our Nation's youth for a bright future.  During National Mentoring Month, we celebrate the contributions of all those who cultivate a supportive environment for the next generation, and we recommit to expanding mentorship opportunities across our country.

Thank you for putting "Big" smiles on our Little's faces with your generous donations of toys. Nearly 200 kids came to meet Santa and all were thrilled when Jolly St. Nick handed them their special gift. From them and from us, Thank You!!!

Halloween came early to the Burroughs Community Center. Devils and witches joined princesses and angels on Friday, October 21st for a fun time with pizza, cupcakes and other surprises.

Thank you to all who supported or attended our Golf Tournament held on Monday, July 25th at Rolling Hills Country Club. The intermittent rain didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits, as all foursomes played through!

Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2011 was a success all around! Hundreds of our friends and families came out to AMF Lanes in Milford to support us. Thank you to all who did. With your help we raised $45,000