BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE VILLAGE FAMILY SERVICE CENTER

LIVE: Big Brothers/Big Sisters Gets Busy Searching For Mentors For Local Kids

70-80 Kids Need a Mentor Right Now in the F/M Metro

  Fargo, N.D. (KVRR) – Dozens of kids in the metro need a mentor. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Village Family Service Center is pulling out all the stops to help find them. They’re busy right now. January is National Mentoring Month. They’ve been trying to raise awareness and recruit new mentors all month. February brings the Big Draft, their…

LIVE: Big Brothers/Big Sisters In Urgent Need Of School-Based Mentors

Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentors are allowed back in schools this year after COVID kept them away last school year

  With the school year already started, time is running out to be there for a kid who needs a mentor in local schools. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Village Family Service Center is looking for school-based Bigs. The program couldn’t be in schools last year because of COVID. This year they’re looking for people to match with kids in…

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Moves Biggest Fundraising Event Online This Year

"Bowl for Kids' Sake" Runs March 21st Through 27th

  Big Brothers/Big Sisters of The Village Family Service Center is moving its biggest fundraiser of the year to a virtual event for 2021. “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” runs from March 21st through the 27th. Sponsorship deadlines are Monday, March 15h. You can participate by getting a fundraising team together and joining in an online bowling game. Or you can…

LIVE: 1st Ever Big Brothers/Big Sisters Month

Month Marked By Largest-Ever Need For Bigs In F/M Area

  This September launches the first-ever Big Brothers/Big Sister month in the U.S. and Canada as we see a greater need for mentors than ever in the Metro. Big Brothers/Big Sisters says their waiting list is 104 kids right now, higher than they can ever remember. With volunteering down overall during the pandemic, the local chapter is trying to make…

Social Distancing: Happy Birthday, Garrin

Helping My Little Brother Celebrate His Birthday During Social Distancing

  It’s been rough missing out on seeing people close to us during COVID-19. I haven’t been able to hang out with my Big Brothers/Big Sisters Little, Garrin, in about three months. I miss the kid! But BBBS rules say Bigs and Littles aren’t even allowed to have outings right now. The only time I’ve been able to even see…

LIVE: Big Brothers/Big Sisters Looking For Mentors During Pandemic

Recruitment Levels Have Dropped To Near-Zero During COVID-19

  The COVID-19 pandemic has caused recruiting levels to plummet for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Village Family Service Center. The organization is still trying to find Bigs for around 90 kids who need a mentor in our community. But they’ve only had two inquiries since mid-March. Big Brothers/Big Sisters is still looking for Bigs. They’re doing pre-match interview over…

Big Draft: Adam

Our Final Big Draft Pick Uses Pokemon To Help Connect With His Little

  The NFL Draft is this week. Young athletes will see their dreams realized. But there’s another draft where you can be the mentor a child is dreaming of. Help a kid in our region at The Big Draft with Big Brothers Big Sisters. I’m lucky enough to be the final draft pick for this year’s Big Draft. I’ve been…

Big Draft: Taylor

Taylor Has Saved More Than 50 Drawings, Notes And Crafts With Her Little

  The NFL draft is one of the few sporting events that hasn’t been postponed or cancelled yet. Thankfully the can do it over the phone. But there’s another draft that’s still going on, too. Help a kid in our region at The Big Draft with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Meet the latest big draft pick, Taylor. She’s been a…

Social Distancing: Spreading Easter Joy From A Safe Distance

A Way To Connect With Loved Ones While Keeping A Safe Distance

  I hope you had a nice weekend. There are a lot of holidays around right now: Easter. Passover. Ramadan. Hopefully the holidays give you a nice distraction from everything that’s going on right now. I know it was for me. Over the weekend we went and dropped bags of Easter gifts off on doorsteps. We got to say hi…