Changing the way children grow up in Santa Cruz County




Match of the Year

When Aimee Mangan is asked about her experience of being a Big Sister she responds with, “It is impactful, needed, easy, and fun. “ Aimee has been matched with her Little Sister Teyha since 2011. During that time Aimee and Teyha have participated in a wide range of activities with one goal in mind, spending time together. The pair’s outings have including baking, hiking, roller-skating, attending plays, surfing, visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and watching Giants and Warriors games through donated tickets. These adventures provide a backdrop for Teyha to experience new things, share thoughts, ask questions, and receive encouragement from a caring adult role model.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County matches children with volunteer mentors.  We call this “making a match.”  We invite you to Make A Match.  $3,500 is the cost to match a child and fund ongoing professional mentoring support for one year.

Your Make A Match gift contributes to this goal. 
Donate today!


Bowling for Dollars

A Call For Mentors

Have you ever wondered how you could help the children in our community? Do you have a few hours twice a month, time that could be spent with a child in need?

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for you! We have over 70 kids waiting to be matched with a mentor like you.  The time spent with one child will enrich their lives, as well as your own.

Call today for more information or click here Volunteer today to learn more about becoming an adult mentor.

A Thank You from the Littles

Our Local Donors
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Lee-Kahn Foundation Logo

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Impact Creative logo

 Santa Cruz Subaru logo  Rotary Club of Santa Cruz Sunrise
Good Times logo
Santa Cruz Yacht Club logo
S. Martinelli & Company logo Kiwanis LogoSurf City Kiwanis Club
Kiwanis of the Valleys
 Shadowbrook Restaurant logo Beach Boardwalk Logo
 Gateway Health Management logo  Judge James Emerson, Ret. Mediator/ArbitratorArbitration/Mediation Granite Construction logo

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