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There are many ways you can support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester. Your donation positively impacts a child's life, not to mention it makes you part of something big. Start Something™ now.

Child Safety

The safety and well-being of the children we serve is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester's highest priority. We strive to achieve the highest quality possible in matching a child to a caring volunteer Big, and in providing ongoing professional support services to our children, parents and volunteers.

To help ensure child safety, Big Brothers Big Sisters National Standards of Excellence require the following steps to be taken:

Each volunteer must complete a thorough screening process that includes:

  • Completion of a formal, written application
  • A criminal history background check
  • A motor vehicle driving record check
  • Reference Checks
  • An in-person interview
  • An assessment of their home environment (for community-based mentoring)
  • A professional assessment of their appropriateness to volunteer with a child
  • An orientation and training process that outlines the individualized needs of your child and provides information and resources on how to encourage your child's healthy development
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester also provides child safety tips to you and your child, and we welcome your questions and feedback. Throughout the life of the match, our professional staff will be in ongoing communication with you, your child, and your child's Big. Our staff and your child's Big, with your support, are committed to the healthy growth and development of your child.

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Big Events

31st Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake

WHAT IS BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE?

Bowl For Kids' Sake (BFKS) is the largest fundraising event of the year for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester.  This year, with your help, we hope to raise $65,000!  100% raised through this event goes directly to our programs providing one-to-one mentoring for children facing adversity in the Greater Manchester and Greater Concord communities.  

Partnering with with Big Brothers Big Sisters through Bowl For Kids' Sake makes a positive, long-lasting impact on children right here in your community.  Whether you start a team, become a corporate sponsor, or make a donation your efforts ensure that more children can experience having a mentor who will help them achieve greater success in life and to make good choices both now and in the future.  We hope that you will join with us as together we start youth on the path to fulfilling their potential and succeeding in school and life!

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

Start a team on our FirstGiving site or download a team registration form.  Create a bowling teamwith up to 5 other people and then start raising pledges for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester.  Each person is asked to raise at least $50; people that raise over $100 are entered into other raffles for great prizes.   By using social media and/or sending emails to friends, family and colleagues we make it simple to make a difference in the life of a child.

WHAT IF BOWLING ISN'T MY THING BUT HELPING CHILDREN IS?

You can make a donation to someone else's team or start a page yourself and ask people to support you NOT to bowl.  Remember, Bowl For Kids Sake is about having fun to help kids--if bowling isn't your thing, we understand; you can still participate and help children become successful adults!

For more information please contact Katie Orlando at katie@bbbsmanchester.org or 603.669.5365. 

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester
25 Lowell Street, Suite 201 Manchester, NH 03101
Phone: (603) 669-5365 Fax: (603) 645-6577
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