Donating Online Is Just The Start
Children in our community need mental health resources now more than ever. You have an opportunity to impact their lives.
The last few years have created challenges for our communities in the face of COVID-19, and especially mental health challenges affecting children. More than half of middle and high school students in Santa Cruz County reported experiencing persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, according to the California Healthy Kids Survey (2021).
We’re expanding our programs and services at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County to meet this current need —so we can develop more college grads, community leaders, and entrepreneurs.
Each child is unique, and so are the reasons for deciding to give.
WHAT’S YOUR REASON?
Join us as we bring caring role models into the lives of children throughout Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.
Here are some ways you can get involved:
- Show your support for BBBSSC by making an end-of-year tax deductible gift, and encourage family, friends, and colleagues to do the same.
- Join the BBBSSC newsletter for more information, as well as ongoing announcements about upcoming events
- Become a sustainable donor to BBBSSC, and make a monthly pledge based on what you can afford
- Become a proud Sponsor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County’s annual event Bowl for Kids’ Sake
- Donate your time and energy to become a mentor
Big Brothers Big Sisters will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.
Your support helps us continue to provide new cultural and social activities for Littles, recruit new Bigs and volunteers, cover the costs of background checks, as well as enable ongoing supervision and relationship support for every Big, Little and Little’s family.
Thank you for supporting children when it matters most.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County
THEY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Foundation & Corporate Giving
Philanthropy starts with you. Big Brothers Big Sisters is grateful for financial support from foundations and corporations.
MATCHING GIFTS & VOLUNTEER INCENTIVES
Some employers will match their employee’s gifts to charities and some will provide a financial contribution in honor of the time you spend as a volunteer.
We do not charge families to participate in our program. Even if you can’t commit to being a mentor right now, you can be a part of creating a bright future for the children in our community! Start their mentoring relationship off right by helping to cover the costs of background checks, support, and their first meeting.
Our annual budget is comprised 100% of contributed income. Our agency has no earned revenue stream, nor do we charge any individual or family to participate in our program. As a consequence, our annual budget is comprised of grants, sponsorships, individual giving and event income.
ONE TIME GIFT
Your one-time or recurring donation allows us to change the lives of children in our community.
Start something BIG – by making us a part of your trust, bequest, or endowment.
IN-KIND DONATIONS & SERVICE PROJECTS
We have benefitted from some amazing in-kind donations and service projects. Call us to talk about your non-monetary donations.