FUND THE GAP CAMPAIGN
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin (BBBSNEW) is a donor supported agency, generating income mainly from our annual events. COVID-19 has forced us to switch to virtual fundraisers or entirely postpone events.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, we foresee a gap in lost revenue close to $300,000. This current economic instability is creating a gap in funding as we continue to serve our 600+ matches and match more Bigs and Littles during these unprecedented times.
This gap will have a major impact on the services and programs we provide for the youth in our community. There will be long-lasting mental and physical health implications for our Littles if we cannot provide these services. Your commitment to Big Brother Big Sisters will ensure our services and programs continue and we can eliminate the following gaps:
-Remote teaching will highlight the digital gap between who has access to technology
-Remote learning can leave children overwhelmed and unsupported.
-School closures will widen the equity gaps.
-Isolation can increase a child’s defiant behavior
-Lack of home supervision can lead to safety issues
-Inability to social with friends can lead to anger and frustration
MENTAL HEALTH GAP
-Uncertainty about the future can lead to increased anxiety
-Isolation from friends and family can cause depression
-Change in routine can lead to sleep regression and anxiety
-Increase in the waitlist for mentors during the pandemic
-Parents will lack free time to spend with their children
-A Big can provide a child one-to-one support and stability
Experts say mentors can play an important role in preventing these issues. Now, more than ever, the children we serve need the long lasting benefits that a mentor can provide.
YOU CAN CLOSE THE GAP
Through our Fund the Gap campaign you can be the one to make a difference! The difference in a child having a mentor on their side, guiding them through and beyond this pandemic.
WHEN YOU SUPPORT BBBSNEW YOU ALSO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
Each week, until the end of the year, BBBSNEW will hold a drawing for a gift card(s) at a local restaurant(s) ($100 value). For every $10 increment you donate that week you’ll receive an entry in the drawing. The restaurants will change weekly so check back for your favorite restaurant. The drawing is based on donors from that week only. You can donate one of two ways: By a one-time donation or you can sign up to give monthly.
To donate to Fund The Gap
THANKS TO YOU WE’RE CLOSER TO OUR GOAL!
As of 1/14/2021:
Every week we will be updating you on how your Fund The Gap donations are helping us meet our goal. You can donate one of two ways: By a one-time donation or you can sign up to give monthly.
To donate to Fund The Gap