News & Events

News & Events

Dear Friend of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut:

Year-end 2017 is fast approaching and it has been notable in so many ways, a good deal of them painful.

Thank you to the almost 70 people that joined us to celebrate this Halloween. We had games, contests, food, crafts and a ton of fun! Bigs, Littles, families, volunteers and staff all joined in the fun on Friday, October 27th at Burroughs Community Center.

Our friends and supporters do love their golf, so we accommodated them by hosting a 2nd tournament this year. The venue, Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich was spectacular and the course was challenging, even for the scratch golfers in the group.

A bit of rain and the chilly temperatures didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the 90 golfers joining us for our annual Golf Tournament at New Haven Country Club. Thanks to the flexibility of all concerned, the day achieved its goal of fundraising, friend-raising and challenging play.

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.

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.

You will earn Big Brothers Big Sisters of SWCT a percentage of everything you buy on Amazon when you shop with AmazonSmile

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. 

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.



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.

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