Friday, August 12, 2016 

Support BBBS at Bob Evans! 

What: Bob Evans Community Fundraiser : "Dine to Make a Difference" 

When: August 19 and 20, 2016 

6am - 9pm

Where: 2115 West Market Street,  Bloomington 

Bob Evans will donate 15% of sales back to our organization when you present the attached flyer.    
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Upcoming Big Brothers Big Sisters Events 


BBBS & the Rantoul Chamber of Commerce 

What: The Run for Your Life Halloween 5K Run/Walk 
When: Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10am (registration begins at 8am)
Where: Forum Fitness Center
200  W. Flessner Ave. Rantoul, IL 61866

Details: Participants are encouraged to dress in costumes. There will be prizes and
trick-or-treating for children at the finish line. Note: race is not timed. 
Cost: $30 adults, $15 children (5 to 12 & under 5 is free). To sign up click here

After the race, join the fun in downtown Rantoul for their annual Fall Fest!

A Message from VISTA-MT 

Hi Everyone, I wanted to send a quick message as today is my last day as an AmeriCorps member with BBBS :(. This last year has flown by and I have been delighted to work with each and every one of you. Whether I have talked with you over the phone, corresponded through email or had the pleasure of meeting you in person, it's been great! I wish you all success in whatever your role is here at BBBS and hope to see you around sometime :). 

A Big Welcome to our new Match! 

Big Betty & Little Ryeeca

Big Carissa & Little Jaila

Attention CB & SB Bigs: 

It's that time of year again! 

Each year we need to update our files with your most current license and insurance. You can take a picture and send via email or stop by our office and we can make a copy for you. We thank you in advance for your help in collecting this updated information! 

Promise Council Information 
Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of many social service organizations involved in local Promise Councils. Below you will find the details for an upcoming event! 

Fox Creek Elementary Promise Council
What: Fundraiser at Insomnia Cookies
Where: 117 E. Beaufort St, Normal 
When: Wednesday, August 24th, TBD 

Fox Creek Elementary School Promise Council is partnering with Insomnia Cookies to help raise funds for the committee to pour resources into the student body in need. Please feel free to stop by with your family or Little to support the local community as a percentage of the proceeds are donated back to the Promise Council.

Match Anniversaries - August

Congratulations to the following matches:

~McLean County~ 

One Year 

Big Ashley & Little Gabrielle 

Two Years 

Big Kim & Little Asharae 

Big James & Little Trenton

Three Years 

Big Alton & Little Cedric 

Big Amy & Little Lorraina 

Five Years

Big Tim & Little Terry 

Nine Years 

Bigs Joanne & Louis & Little Joshua 

Have a great weekend! 

Join the McLean County Regional Board 

Are you passionate about volunteering? Are you creative? Do you think outside of the box? 
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then we need YOU on the BBBS McLean County 
Regional Board!
The Regional Board meets one evening per month and is a great opportunity to share ideas, connect with others in the community, and raise funds through events and sponsorships. 

There are two committees that you can be part of: 
Fund Development 
Board Development 

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about our Regional Board you can respond to this email or discuss more with your case manager. 

Never Miss an Event Again! 
Sign up for BBBS Text Updates Today

For BIGS, here's how:

Text @bbbsmclean to the number (314) 635-9046 

For PARENTS, here's how:

Text @bbbsparent to the number (314) 677-1299

Being part of Remind 101 is the best way to stay in the loop and receive immediate updates from our agency and it only takes a few minutes! 

This is an outgoing service only, so you will not be able to reply to the texts we send out.  If you have questions, please let us know!

Eat Pizza - Receive a Discount - Give Back 

Papa John's Pizza is proud to partner with BBBS! You can help them raise funds for BBBS all year 'round!
Order online at

Use Promo Code: BBBSCI
You will get 30% off your order
They will donate 10% back to BBBS!

Eligible locations
  • 602 S. Kingsley, Normal, IL 61761 (309) 454-7272
  • 1407 N. Veteran’s Parkway, Bloomington, IL 61704 (309) 662-4422

Join the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois Bigs Corner Facebook Group!

Join our  Facebook Group
Stay up to date on events and chat with other Bigs in Central Illinois

Resources for CB Bigs 

Match Benefit
Click the link to see the list of our current Match Benefits for our Community-Based matches.  Visit any of these local businesses while on outings with your Little and receive our special discount when you show your BBBS Match ID Cards.

Local Restaurant Discounts for Kids 

Click the link to see a list of local restaurants that offer discounts for kids throughout the week.  The next time you are looking to go out for a meal with your Little, refer to this list and go somewhere where they can eat for free!

Online Trainings for Bigs 

Big Brothers Big Sisters offers online training for Bigs through our Impact U system that can be taken at anytime.  Below is a list of topics that are available.  Talk to your Case Manager if you are interested in any and they can get you signed up!

Mentoring Adjudicated Youth 
Ethics and Safety 
Mentoring Youth in Foster Care 
Mentoring Youth with an Incarcerated Parent
Mentoring Youth at Risk for Gang Involvement 
Mentoring Homeless or Runaway Youth
Child and Youth Development 
Difficulties of Families in Transition 
Healthy Sexuality and Youth 
Maximizing Match Impact 
Mentoring Hispanic Youth
Navigating Cultural Differences