Schools are closed, after-care programs have been suspended, extracurricular activities have been postponed until further notice, and everything is uncertain. These are unprecedented times and the need for caring, consistent mentorship has never been greater--especially for kids living at or below the poverty level.

In a sea of unpredictability and in the face of mounting necessity, there is one sure thing: the children of the Capital Region can count on Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Can Big Brothers Big Sisters count on you?

Your financial support allows us to keep doing what we do best: empowering kids to achieve their potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between Bigs and Littles from age six through high school graduation. We rely on individual contributions to sustain this important work; your support enables us to meet the needs of each child individually.

Our one-on-one mentoring services have never been more urgently needed! In a time when our community support-system is on a forced hiatus and children are left without their normal daily resources, our Bigs are there to continue to guide, nurture, and strengthen our Capital Region communities. Because we believe that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Our programs are proven to keep kids in school, out of trouble and on the path to lifelong success.

As we work to sustain our mentoring services and fill the gap in these unique times of “social distancing,” we need your financial support to sustain these vital efforts. Your generosity is key to our success.

Please donate today in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region. Please, be as generous as you can.

With much gratitude,

Lea Montalto-Rook

Making and supporting a match for one year = $1,200


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region helps children in need, families, and communities by providing one-to-one mentoring services that are proven to help our kids beat the odds.

You help provide a child facing adversity with a caring mentor who provides guidance and support, leading to long-term success in school and life.

You make a difference by providing the funding needed for professional, trained staff to carefully screen volunteers and match them in long-term, safe mentoring relationships while providing necessary ongoing management and support for the volunteers, children and families.

Your financial support stays local and helps us provide our programs and services to kids living in the Capital Region—so we can develop more college grads, community leaders, and entrepreneurs.

Donations go directly to initiatives like:

  • Enrolling new Big Brother Big Sister volunteers
  • Paying for volunteer background checks
  • Training professional staff to match Littles to responsible Bigs
  • Enabling ongoing supervision and relationship support for every Big, Little, and Little’s family
  • Evaluations of each child in our program
  • Providing cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for children

As a 501(c)3 organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region operates as a nonprofit and all contributions stay local and are tax-deductible. We use 15% or less of our funds for fundraising or management and spend the other 85%+ on our programming.