Today, most people can identify someone who guided, nurtured and supported them when growing up. Caring relationships provide a strong base for positive sense and healthy development. Such relationships help in protecting youth who face opportunity gaps. At BBBSU, you get a chance to be a Big through a myriad of volunteer opportunities in Utah. BBBSU is dedicated to providing help and mentor children facing various challenges. There are many ways you can volunteer. 1.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah joins together with local Utah residents to reduce textile waste and it’s environmental harm through re-use and repurposing used clothing. One of the best ways to make donations in Utah is by giving BBBSU your used clothing clothing. What most individuals do not realize is that it takes 700 gallons of water to produce one cotton t-shirt and 1,800 gallons for a pair of jeans. Because of fast fashion,
Whether it’s community-based, site-based or Mentor2.0, we love hearing about the stories of growth and achievement that come from our mentoring programs! Out of all the volunteer opportunities in Utah, nothing is as fulfilling as helping children see their potential. One of these stories comes from the soon-to-be 3rd grader, Marilyn, and her “Big sister” Emmy, a high school student. Marilyn’s Story Marilyn lives in a three-bedroom apartment with her mom, brother, two cousins and
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah offers various mentoring programs to accomplish our urgent mission to defend youths’ potential. Donations in Utah are what helps us reinforce these programs, and today, we will go in-depth into one of our most empowering programs — site-based mentoring. Different from community-based mentoring where our Bigs and Littles meet around the community, site-based mentoring takes place at designated facilities, usually schools. While this isn’t always readily known, schools are
In the middle of July, we hosted a summer picnic at Liberty Park in Salt Lake for our Bigs, Littles and their families. It was all made possible thanks to our wonderful staff, board and community partners. And this year, Smith’s Food and Drug Stores provided us with delicious food for the event, feeding nearly the 400 individuals in attendance! From piñatas to face painting, our Bigs and Littles were able to participate in activities