It costs $1,200 to make and support a match for one year.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven to help 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 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 and 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.