Monday, November 26, 2012

You, Social Media, and your Little

Hey Bigs! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. This week we wanted to do a little post to talk about Social Media, and how your adventures with your Little fit into that.

We are so thankful when you guys mention BBBS in social media, it helps spread the word about our organization and gains more followers and volunteers for us. We can never have enough Bigs! But it's important to make sure you keep your Little anonymous when you post. To do this, just dont post any names or pictures. We want to make sure we keep that part of the program off of the internet. Its up to your Little to decide if he/she wants to tell people they are in the program, and to protect their decision please avoid mentioning names.

Other ways to refer to your Little:
Little Brother/ Little Sister
My Match
First letter of his or her name (i.e. Me and S went to the movies today)

Thank you for being understanding of this, and if you have any questions regarding social media and your Little please dont hesitate to email or call us! Here is a list of our staff, and their contact information:


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Another year, another successful auction and gala!

Everyone at Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW Washington would like to say thank you to all of our amazing sponsors, volunteers, staff members, board members, and guests at our 2012 BIG Sock Hop  Auction and Gala!!! It was an amazing time, and we raised so much money that will go to supporting mentoring in our community.

All the money donated at the auction will go towards supporting our programs, and will allow us to continue changing the lives of our Bigs and Littles.

For those of you who weren't able to make it this year, here are some of the highlights:

We had a photo-booth-- complete with props! 

Check out these rockin' costumes! 

Fabulous desserts donated for the dessert dash, as per usual! 

Thank you to our event planner Lori and our auction co-chairs Whitney and Susie for everything! 

We even had a Doo-wop group preform! 

We had some fabulous things to auction off, its hard to contain your excitement when you win! 

Our Executive Director, Colleen Hagerty 

One of our current Big Sisters sharing her story about why she loves being a Big

As you can see it was a ton of fun, and even though it was a lot of work we cant wait for next year! Thanks again to everyone who came out to help and support us. We will be able to help more kids than ever this upcoming year, providing mentors for any and all kids in need.  

"We changed a life in a very big way, and none of that would  have been possible without Big Brothers Big Sisters. None of that would have been possible without you."