Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida Reaches Pre-Sale Voucher Goal

BBBS Specialty License Plate to be Produced

Brandon, FL (June 16, 2015) – Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida (BBBSAF) received official confirmation from the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles that the BBBSAF pre-sale goal of 1,000 vouchers has been met, triggering production of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Specialty License Plates. The dedication and on-going support of BBBS staff, volunteers and board members across the State of Florida were the driving force behind the license plate initiative. Proceeds from the BBBS Specialty Plate sales will help fund mentoring programs and create statewide awareness.

Individuals who purchased pre-sale vouchers can view voucher redemption instructions
here.
The plates will be available for purchase at Florida tax collector offices in approximately three to four months.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida Announces the
2015 Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year


Brandon, FL (February 20, 2015) – Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida (BBBSAF) proudly announces Richard Downer, of Miami, as the 2015 Big Brother of the Year and Pamela Homyak, of Pensacola Beach, as the 2015 Big Sister of the Year.

Mentors were nominated by the 12 local member agencies that comprise Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida. All Big of the Year nominees and their Littles are invited to the Bigs of the Year Celebration on March 21, 2015 hosted by Universal Orlando Resort. 

                                

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida Honors State's Top Two Mentors

Big Brother of the Year and Big Sister of the Year Named at Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida's 2014 Bigs of the Year Celebration, Sponsored by Universal Orlando Resort

Orlando, FL (May 24, 2014) – Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida (BBBSAF) introduced Linda Cullen, of Sarasota, as Big Sister of the Year and Anthony DuBose, of Tampa, as Big Brother of the Year for 2014 during the Bigs of the Year Celebration hosted by Universal Orlando Resort. The Big of the Year Award is an honor presented to dedicated mentors who are committed to changing the lives of at-risk children, and helping them grow into confident and competent adults.

Mentors were nominated by the 13 local member agencies that comprise Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida. All Big of the Year nominees and their Littles enjoyed a fun-filled day at Universal Orlando Resort, including an honorary luncheon and participation in the famous Mardi Gras Parade.

"Our Bigs and Littles from all over Florida were made to feel like the rock stars they are," said Jody Clifford, CEO BBBS Association of Florida. "We are extremely grateful to Universal Orlando Resort for their generous hospitality and support of our dedicated volunteers."

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida Offers Specialty License Plate

Challenges Community to Raise Funds for Mentoring Programs

Brandon, FL (October 3, 2013) – Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida (BBBSAF) announced today that the State of Florida has approved a specialty BBBSAF license plate for sale to all Florida tag owners.  The plates will not only raise money from all sales of the new license plate for BBBSAF but will also create a state-wide awareness. Proceeds will be used to help BBBSAF fund its mentoring programs for children throughout the state.

1,000 vouchers must be purchased on or before June 1, 2015. Once the goal of 1,000 vouchers has been met, production of plates will begin. Vouchers for the new plates can now be purchased at local County Tax Collector’s offices for $25 plus county registration service fees.

“We are extremely excited to launch our specialty license plate program,” said Jody Clifford, CEO BBBS Association of Florida. “We invite community members to take their support on the road and buy their plates today to help generate much-needed revenue to expand mentoring opportunities for children in Florida.”

For more information on the BBBS license plate program, or how you can be an inspiration to a child, visit www.bbbsflorida.org.

 

 Stuart, Fla.  (August 7, 2013) - Our State Conference located at the Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort, July 25th - 26th, 2013, was a huge success this year, with over 200 attendees and more than 20 breakout sessions covering topics such as Building Better Bigs and DJJ training. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this all happen (this ad ran in the TCPalm publication August 7th, 2013).

Volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Florida gives you a chance to give back to your community.

To learn how to become a mentor to a Little, please contact David Arnold. Or call:

1-813-621-1188

or Click Here

 
Governor Approves $1.5 million in DJJ Funding for Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida (May 22, 2013) - On behalf of the 13 member agencies currently serving children and families in 57 counties throughout Florida, Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida (BBBSAF) extends our sincere gratitude to Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature for their recent allocation of $1.5 million for program support. In partnership with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, BBBSAF will allocate these funds to support and expand critical mentoring initiatives for children of incarcerated parents in hopes of breaking the cycle of criminal behavior. The cost to house a juvenile in a Florida residential facility for one year is approximately $51,000; yet it costs just over $ 1,000 to create and support a successful Big Brother Big Sister match. As a result of Governor Scott’s vision and continued dedication to Florida’s children, 1,200 more children will benefit from critically-needed mentoring provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the state next year.

Let's Go Bowling....

Have fun and help kids! If you care about kids and can spare a little time for fun, then Bowl for Kids' Sake is right up your alley! Bowl for Kids' Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters' signature fundraising and awareness program. For more than 20 years, Bigs, Littles, donors, corporations, and other community members have been raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters by asking family and friends for their financial support. We thank our supporters in bowling centers throughout Florida. To find a Bowl for Kids' Sake event near you, please contact your local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency or call toll free 1-813-621-1188.