What does Big Brothers Big Sisters Do?
As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ('Bigs') and children ('Littles'), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Professionally trained Big Brothers Big Sisters staff members work with our partners in the education and juvenile justice communities to find children facing adversity and assess how our programs can have the greatest impact. Big Brothers Big Sisters targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration.
How does running help Big Brothers Big Sisters?
When you participate in the CST Country Run, you have the power to change lives for the better, forever. We depend on the money raised from the CST Country Run to carry out the work of carefully matching children with caring adult mentors and providing ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor and child's family. Today you can Register or Donate to our efforts to change the life of a child forever!
It’s easy to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Here are 3 easy fundraising tips:
1. Send an email to your friends, family and co-workers. Tell them you’re running in the CST Country Run to raise money for children in your community. Share this link with them (link should be customized for each market) and ask them to donate $25 to help children’s charities. Make sure they select your team name from the drop down menu when they make their donation!
2. Use social media. Most people post 3-4 times asking their followers to chip in $10 or more to help local children’s charities.
3. Make your own donation to your team! Set a good example and start off your fundraising with a donation from yourself!
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