Author: Kate

January 2018 Newsletter – The BIG Picutre

Have you been missing our monthly newsletters? They may be going to your spam folder. Add “Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region” to your email contacts to avoid missing out! You can now also find our monthly newsletters on our blog or on social media! Learn about many great upcoming events, meet […]

Need to move, but don’t want the hassle?

Let Coulee Region Moving Services take it off your plate with their promotion, “Packing for a Purpose.” For every box they pack, they will donate $1.00 to BBBS. They offer local, long-distance, packing, and load/unload labor. They also offer moving for free to survivors of domestic abuse in the area! We appreciate all of the great […]

Looking to get your taxes done?

H & R Block has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region and will donate towards our cause!   Need your taxes done but don’t want to deal with the stress? Let H&R Block help you this year. In return, they will donate $20 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 […]

Thank Your Mentor Day

January 19th is National #ThankYourMentorDay, part of National Mentoring Month. On this day, take time to think about the ways in which someone has positively impacted your life, and ask yourself, have I thanked them lately? This day isn’t just for Littles thanking Bigs! Parents, how could you let your child’s Big know you appreciate […]

#NationalMentoringMonth

Did you know?   Unfortunately, one in three youth grow up without a mentor. That is roughly 9 million youth in American that grow up without someone offering them the opportunities to succeed in life.         January is National Mentoring Month. Communities around the nation will be showcasing their mentoring programs this […]

November is National Runaway Prevention Month

National Runaway Prevention Month Each year, up to 2.8 million youth in the U.S. will run away from home. This is comparable to the population of the 5th largest city in the United States. Our staff at Big Brother Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region wants to see an end to this! BBBS is […]

Make a Difference in the Community

Last week we kicked off our summer campaign with a letter asking for community support. While we serve many children in the community, like Brian (see below), there are over 170 kids patiently waiting to be matched, like Ashley (see below), with a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple or Big Family. Please consider a […]

Bridging the Generation Gap with LaCrosse Generations

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region (BBBS) are starting a new mentoring initiative, LaCrosse Generations. (Yes LaCrosse is meant to be spelt that way!) It is an intergenerational mentoring program aiming to build a connection “across” the generations to bridge the age gap within the La Crosse community. In our system, we […]

Get to Know Your BBBS Staff: Mai Lor

Please help me welcome our newest member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region Staff, Mai Lor! She’s a new Match Support Specialist and is ready to help make a difference here at BBBS. Get to know more about her here: Farrah: So tell me a little bit about yourself! Mai […]