The potential within a child is vast and filled with endless possibilities. As a Big you will have a role in igniting, inspiring, and defending that potential. Be yourself, have fun and teach a child how to do the same. Be their friend, be a mentor, and share in those everyday moments that become lifetime memories. As a Big, your potential to make a difference in a child's life is as equally powerful as the potential found within every child.
Join A Committee
It takes the hearts and hands of many caring individuals to make a real difference in the lives of Rhode Island children who are facing adversity. Joining a committee is a wonderful way to get involved. It is also a great way for a potential board member to get a feel for the agency’s work and needs. Committees typically meet monthly, depending upon board or agency initiatives, activities or events. Consider joining one of the following committees:
This is a great opportunity to use your professional expertise and network to help with fundraising and public relations initiatives. The Development Committee will play a critical role in helping BBBSRI achieve its fundraising strategic vision on a mentoring, philanthropic, and corporate partnership level, while also assisting to increase awareness of BBBSRI throughout the state and nationally.
Bowl for Kids' Sake Committee
Bowl for Kids’ Sake (BFKS) is a national Big Brothers Big Sisters bowling fundraiser (a bowl-a-thon) that Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Rhode Island (BBBSRI) hosts to raise money for our mentoring programs. The BFKS Planning Committee takes lead in recruiting teams to bowl, identifying and soliciting sponsorships, promoting the event in the community, planning the décor at the event and the event theme, soliciting items for any auction or raffle we might have and volunteering on the day of the event – or bowling at the event! In order to join, each committee member also agrees to become a team captain.
To join call Meagan Pepper at 401.921.2434 x 122 or send her an email to MPepper@BigsRI.org.
Have Fun while supporting a great cause
Attend An Event
Attending one of our events is a fun way to be involved with our mission. We host a variety of events through out the year. Whether you attend our Big Appreciation Night, or our Bowl For Kids' Sake fundraiser, you will get a chance to see what Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island is all about.