A little bit of support can make a big difference for a kid in need. That’s why we’re proud to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, an organization that has been having a positive impact on children in our community for nearly four decades.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks has provided mentoring services to thousands of children, and currently works with more than 500 kids in 18 Missouri counties. They are part of the national Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, which currently boasts nearly 230 affiliate chapters across the country and around the world.
In order to provide their life-changing services, Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations rely on the fundraising efforts of supporters and event participants, and that’s where we’re honored to do our part. Wampler & Passanise Law Firm is showing our support to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks by participating in Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the national organization’s signature fundraiser and a fantastic opportunity to bring much-needed funds to our local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter.
Learn more about Bowl for Kids’ Sake, and consider participating in this year’s events to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks continue doing such great work.
Bowling for Good with Bowl for Kids’ Sake Events
Bowl for Kids’ Sake is an annual event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, with local events that serve individual chapters and the communities they help support.
Every year, Bowl for Kids’ Sake inspires half a million individuals across the country to have fun for a common cause. And instead of having a single event date, supporters are encouraged to fundraise on their own, and then celebrate their efforts with a local bowling party! Not only does this help raise substantial funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters, it also ensures that everyone has an opportunity to contribute to this annual fundraising event, including the organization’s dedicated corporate sponsors.
Wampler & Passanise Committed to Supporting Local Youth
We believe strongly in the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and have seen firsthand how fundraising events like Bowl for Kids’ Sake can make all the difference in both the success of the organization and the success of the kids who utilize their services.
Through support for these local efforts, Wampler & Passanise Law Firm joins countless other sponsors in all 50 states and 12 countries who understand just how important it is for kids to have trusted adults by their sides. Proceeds from our Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraising efforts will go directly toward Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, and will provide them with substantial support to continue connecting children with mentors. In fact, as an Impact Partner, we are dedicated to helping provide Bigs for 28 Littles this year alone, and we look forward to continuing this level of support in the years to come.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has served as a crucial lifeline for kids, extending the power of mentorship services into communities all across the world, including here in Springfield.
As the country’s largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America matches adult volunteers (known as “Bigs”) with children aged 5 to 18 (“Littles”). Through these mentorship matches, Littles are given one-on-one guidance and support toward a brighter future, plus a positive role model who they can look up to as they make decisions about what they want that future to look like.
So just how big is the impact of the broader Big Brothers Big Sisters organization that our local chapter is a partner of? Here’s a quick look at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America by the numbers:
- In 2020, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America served nearly 110,000 children. And in the past decade, they have served nearly two million.
- The typical community-based match between a Big and a Little lasts for more than 2.5 years.
- Following just one year of mentoring, 90% of Littles say that they consider their Big to be a special adult in their life.
The community-based mentoring model employed by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America connects Bigs and Littles and encourages them to spend time together doing free or low-cost activities in their neighborhood. Some local chapters rely on a site-based model instead, where mentorship sessions take place in the chapter facility itself.
Through spending time with their Bigs, Littles learn key lessons around achieving success in their academic, social, and economic pursuits. In this way, Bigs are able to promote actionable change in a way that is tailored to each Little and that takes into account their unique needs and goals.
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