Double Your Donation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick has received a special $25,000 matching gift from several generous donors that will allow all donations given from now until August 1 to have twice the impact. That means that $25 becomes $50, $50 becomes $100, and $100 becomes $200.
Even in the best of times, our Littles are facing adversity at a higher rate than the average young person in America. Our Littles face much greater exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) than the general population. Now these ACEs are being compounded by social isolation and stress. Once we are through this immediate crisis, we know that our children and families will continue to feel lasting, profound effects.
Our work could not be more urgent.
We are taking immediate action to maintain and support the vital, life-changing mentorships we facilitate and professionally support in order to fight social isolation of our young people and families. Our program is an essential service we must continue to provide to youth through this pandemic, but we need investment in our mission and capacity to ensure our agency remains strong.
BBBS of Bath/Brunswick is expecting a substantial loss of $100,000 or 36% of our budget due to unforeseen Covid-19 forced changes in fundraising events. The postponement of Bowl For Kids’ Sake that typically happens in April has been particularly disruptive.
We need to raise $50,000 by August 1, 2020 to offset losses and remain fiscally healthy through the pandemic and beyond.
If you donate to BBBS by August 1, 2020, your gift will be matched up to $25,000! Your gift – no matter the size – makes all the difference.