On Thursday, May 16 at 6:00, we will hold the annual Recognition Dinner For Littles. We will honor Littles of all ages for various accomplishments, and we will have a special recognition for those graduating from high school. Parents and Bigs, please let your Match Support Coordinator know by May 10 if you can attend and what you would like us to recognize your child/ Little for. We are excited to hear from guest speaker, Josh McClure, who was a Little when he was young and is now a Big Brother and a student at Western Carolina University.
On Saturday, May 4 for Bigs and Littles! Have fun painting your own canvas to take home OR paint one for your mother or grandmother for Mother’s day! We’ll be creating a cheerful and easy painting of red poppies. Limited to the first 13 matches to sign up! Cost is $20 per Big; cost for Littles is paid for by a grant. Sign up by sending a check, payable to BBBS, to our office: 50 S. French Broad Ave. Room 213 Asheville 28801. Location: Merrimon Avenue across from Atlanta Bread; in the Urban Burrito complex.
Celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week with us at Highland Brewing Company!
Date: Thursday, April 25
Tour: Enjoy a tour of the brewery at 6:00
Refreshments will be provided; mentors will purchase their own beverage.
Email your Match Support Coordinator to sign up!
Workshop on Thursday April 11 from 5:30-7:00. Location: 3rd floor conference room in the United Way building. Ted Duncan, Assistant Principal at Jones Elementary and nationally certified trainer, will lead a workshop on research by Ruby Payne about poverty and its effects on children and families. Arrive at 5:15 if possible; presentation begins at 5:30. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Email your Match Support Coordinator or call 253-1470 to sign up.
Bigs and Littles in the community-based program are invited to volunteer at Bowl For Kids’ Sake on February 23 for an hour or two between 9:00 and 5:00! We need help taking team photos, giving out t-shirts, organizing materials, giving out prizes, etc. Contact your Match Support Coordinator to sign up!
Matches will enjoy board games and art projects at The Hop on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville on Saturday, February 2 from 12:00-2:00. Email your Match Support Coordinator by January 30 to sign up! You can bring a bag lunch in. Thanks to The Hop for providing a free cone to Littles when their Big buys a cone!
In celebration of National Mentoring Month, join us on Wed. January 30 from 12:00-1:00 for a Lunch and Learn downstairs in the United Way building. Lyn Bush, counselor at Koontz Intermediate School, will discuss ways to motivate and support youth who are under-achieving in school. Brown bag lunch. We’ll have water and a snack. Email your Match Support Coordinator by Jan. 28 to sign up!
Attend a community event with your Little or child to help them learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy! Learn about the Youth Celebration on Jan. 17, the Prayer Breakfast on Jan. 19, the Peace March on January 21, or the Candlelight Service on Jan. 21… see the website for details about these events.
Hands On Asheville and Land-of-Sky Council are providing a volunteer service activity on Jan. 21 from 9:00-12:00. Visit this website to sign up for the volunteer service activity. Volunteers will have the opportunity to create: simple no-sew fleece blankets for Project Linus clients, bookmarks to be inserted in donated books distributed by the POP Project, “adopt me” bandanas for Asheville Humane Society’s shelter pets, math skills flashcards/games for Asheville City School elementary students, handcrafted cards of encouragement for local Veterans, and more!
Tue. Jan. 22 8:00 FREE! Lipinsky Auditorium at UNCA: ”Remembering the Past: Freedom Rider Vignettes”
In the fiery first months of America’s Civil Rights movement, waves of college students rode buses into the heart of the Deep South. Many were brutally attacked, arrested and imprisoned in Mississippi’s notorious Parchman Farm Penitentiary. To help them endure, they invented “The Parchman Hour,” a live variety show inspired by radio and TV programs. The Parchman Hour, a Mike Wiley production, brings to the stage powerful oral histories and conversations from the Freedom Riders including Stokely Carmichael, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy.
Celebrate our 30th Anniversary with us on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Wild Wing Cafe on Biltmore Avenue in Asheville! The restaurant will donate 10% of sales between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. to Big Brothers Big Sisters!
Bigs and Littles — Celebrate our 30th anniversary by enjoying a FUN scavenger hunt for 30 interesting items in downtown Asheville on Saturday, November 3 from 1:00-3:00. Meet at the United Way building in the downstairs conference room to get your instructions. A camera phone will come in handy if you have one! Wear comfortable shoes for getting around. Snacks for all and prizes for the winners! Email your Match Support Coordinator or call 253-1470 by November 1 if you plan to attend.