It’s not just a donation. It’s an investment in a child’s future.
When you donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters, you join our cause and directly support children in our community. No matter how little or big the amount, donating can start making a difference in the lives of young people around you.
Donating pays dividends.
Research shows that our mentoring works. Children with a Big Brother or Big Sister show real differences in their personal and academic lives. They are more confident in their schoolwork performance, they get along better with their families and they’re 52% less likely to skip school.
Donating online is the fastest, easiest way to join the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission and help a child. Your financial support allows us to keep doing what we do: empowering kids in your community to achieve their potential. So start a child on their way to becoming an engineer or an artist. All it takes is the click of a mouse - donate online.
Your support goes far.
Our goal is to build the strongest, longest lasting relationships possible, creating the biggest impact for youth. To do this we depend on donations to recruit, interview, train, and screen incoming participants, evaluate and track results, and support matches. We do this efficiently; it costs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muscatine County roughly $750 to support a Big/Little match for a year. The national average for Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies is over $1000 per match.
Your financial support starts lots of things, like:
• recruiting new Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers
• covering the costs of background checks, while ensuring trained professionals match Littles to responsible Bigs
• enabling ongoing supervision and relationship support for every Big, Little and Little’s family
• providing cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for children
What can your donation achieve? The answer is a lot more than you think. Join us in our mission to help make a positive impact on children and your community.
$750: Sustain a match for a year
$375: Broaden a child’s horizons
$150: Start a lifelong friendship
$50: Train more volunteers
$25: Recruit more role models
Become a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters family today. Donate now.
Donate By Check
Thank you for your gift! Your generous support of Big Brothers Big Sisters will help us fund and support the matches between Bigs and Littles that change lives for the better, forever.
Showing your support by check is an easy, enclose your check in a standard envelope and mail it to:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muscatine County
1823 Logan Street, PO Box 978
Muscatine, IA 52761
Your legacy can have an impact, too. A planned gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters ensures the continuation of our landmark mentoring programs and creates your own legacy of support. Planned giving also offers significant advantages, including tax breaks and a potential income increase.
Your donation stays local. When you donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters 100% of your donation directly supports children in our community.
1 Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures
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