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Meet Graduating Senior & Little Brother, Martin!
All work and no giving back makes for a dull workplace! Talk to your employer about already existing programs such as matching gifts or time off to volunteer.
Welcome to our new employees, Event & Partnership Manager Erin Burke and Marketing & Outreach Manager Emma Steeve!
Use the power you have to make the world a brighter, better place, and you’re sure to also experience some of that kindness. Together, we have the power to change the world!
In order to preserve our beautiful planet, it’s going to take work from everybody. Encourage your family and friends to join you so that we can preserve the place we call home!
Now is the perfect time to join a local or national organization as a mentor to help make a difference in the lives of kids around the world. Check out these top reasons you should become a mentor today.
Whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned volunteer advocate, read on for ways that you can celebrate Global Volunteer Month and inspire others to join in to make our world a better place.
This April, celebrate Keep America Beautiful Month by working in your community to get up and clean up. There are lots of ways to beautify our world, and together we can keep it that way for generations to come.
If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, start by reprogramming your brain to think more positively. Try out these six tips to focus your thoughts and train your brain to be more positive.
Spring is a time of renewal, and cleaning doesn’t have to simply mean scrubbing the floors! Try these cleaning activities to promote a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Spring break is a time for rest and relaxation, but it has the potential to be so much more. Ask your kids about causes they’re passionate about and try to line those passions up with a local organization.
Women have made massive and inspiring contributions to our communities and the world. Use Women’s History Month as a reminder to celebrate the women in your life who inspire you every day.
In the spirit of “going green” this month, use this holiday as a reminder to focus on the world around us. Check out these ways you can give the month of March new meaning by going green!
You can make a BIG difference by simply cleaning out your closet!
Starting young is a great way to ensure you’re helping to shape givers for years to come, through volunteering and giving back to your community. Whether you’re inspiring your own kids or children in your community, it’s never too early to start inspiring the next generation!
There’s no doubt that times have been hard in the past few years, and we could all use a reminder to focus on our mental health. Check out these tips to help put yourself first for your overall well-being.
How will you spread love during the month of February? Use one of these ideas or come up with your own! You never know how much a small act of kindness will mean to a person. Get out there and spread the love!
Celebrate Black History Month by supporting a locally owned-black restaurant in your community.
February is the month of love, and we’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day. Now is a great time to give back in any capacity for any cause you’re passionate about!
We all know that staying active in the winter can be difficult. It is the same for our matches. Bigs and Littles can struggle in finding activities to do together. Check out the post for a list of several free or low-cost activities in the Omaha area for you to try out!
Have no fear, because spring is around the corner, and warmer months are ahead. In the meantime, take as many steps as you can to boost your mood and help others along the way.
Use this as a reminder to commit acts of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even after the holiday passes, his spirit can carry on. Explore new ways you can give back to your community, involve your family and friends and set attainable goals for yourself.
This January, celebrate National Blood Donor Month by taking steps to go out, roll up your sleeve and give. Set the tone for the month and the rest of the year to live more altruistically.
If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.
This new year, start off right by living more altruistically… for yourself. Establish new, healthy habits and goals to accomplish in 2022.
To help stop the spread, we developed a game plan to tackle time with friends and family during the holidays.
This time of the year is the perfect reminder to consider your altruistic and giving goals for 2022. Take a look below at some ways you can plan out your 2022 giving strategy, from fundraising to volunteering and random acts of kindness!
For the past fourteen years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands has called the Old Mill area home, but we’re excited for a new start in downtown Omaha. We’re looking forward to being closer to the youth and families we serve and to spreading the power of positive relationships across the metro!
While the holidays are about spending time with others and spreading as much cheer as possible, it’s hard to spread cheer if you aren’t feeling great yourself.
How will you help spread the word or give back during Universal Human Rights Month? From volunteering to helping advocate and spread awareness, there are so many ways to get involved.
It's time to take part in the biggest giving day of the year! Celebrate GivingTuesday whether that be through giving your time, your gifts, talents or monetary contributions. Every gift, both big and small, helps make a difference.
No matter what holidays you celebrate, that means plenty more good times to be had before we ring in 2022. It also means it’s time to check in with your 2021 goals! From giving to volunteering to kicking a habit you hoped to leave behind, check out these tips to check in with yourself and finish out 2021 strong!
Remember to take care of yourself this holiday season and give back when you can. The spirit of the holiday is all about spending time with the ones you love and giving back where you can! Help spread holiday cheer this year for yourself and others by following these ten steps!
Our new virtual mentoring program, MentorU, is off to a strong start! Now that students are back in the classroom this fall, it is more important than ever to ensure they have the right tools to succeed.
Think about the heroes in your life, whether it’s somebody you know, people in your community or even those across the globe. There are also tons of organizations you could partner with this holiday season to show heroes that you care. Here are some ideas to get you started.
How will you lead with kindness? There are so many ways you can put your best foot forward in the world. Wake up each and every day asking yourself how you can spread kindness in the world.
Welcome to our new employee, Match Support Specialist Hannah Casey!
November is often associated with a time of giving thanks, and this year is no different. In order to get the most out of the month, we’re deeming this as the year to start early. Make the entire month about showing gratitude to those you love, and even strangers.
The spooky season is coming to an end before we know it, but that doesn’t mean we’re over October. Scary doesn’t always have to be bad. Instead, use these final weeks as a reminder to do some scary-good deeds and give back to your community.
In order to lead a truly altruistic life, it’s important to take stock of your own mental health, as well as those around you. There are a ton of free resources and tactics you can use to check-in and improve your mental clarity.
This Coming Out Day, we want kids to know we are here for them. Just like the hundreds of mentors across the community, we will stand with you no matter what. We are here to support you and uplift you no matter the stage in your Coming Out journey.
Last week, we invited Bigs and Littles from across the Omaha metro to join us at the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge to participate in Merrell’s annual Shared Steps Go Further campaign. For each mile logged, Merrell donated $1 to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
It’s hard to believe that another month has come and gone. As we enter October and inch closer to the holiday season, year-end giving and volunteering also ramps up.
Learn about the origins of Hispanic Heritage Month and how Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrate throughout the month.
Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do helps us develop a more informed and inclusive picture for different causes and issues at hand.
Welcome to our new employee, Foster Care Enrollment Coordinator Sarah Chevalier!
International Day of Peace, recognized on September 21 every year, is the perfect opportunity to promote peace in the world around us.
Spending quality time with those you love is not only good for the soul, it’s a great step toward living an altruistic life. But how do you put the quality in quality time? Check out these ways to make the most of quality time to help you on your journey toward an altruistic lifestyle.
It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is approaching so quickly. Wasn’t it just 2020, after all? Time flies faster than you think, which is why it’s important to think about your end-of-year giving plan now.
Welcome to our new employee, Bilingual Match Support Specialist Maggie Ochoa!