Helping Others

Blessed to Give: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Illinois

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois provides one-to-one mentoring to about 1,000 youngsters facing adversity in St. Clair, Madison, Clinton and Monroe counties.

How to help

Volunteers are needed to be a “big brother” or “big sister” to one of the roughly 100 boys and girls on a waiting list for a mentor. Volunteers spend a few hours a month with a youth. Mentors can play sports with a youngster, go out to dinner or lunch, or do other activities. Monetary contributions are welcomed and will be used to help recruit, screen, train and match mentors with waiting youth. People also can volunteer in the Big Brothers Big Sisters office with data entry, shredding and other office work.

Contact information

For information about volunteering, call 618-398-3162 or send an email to President and CEO Doug Clements at dougc@peaknet.net. Individuals can sign up to volunteer online or make a contribution at www.bbbsil.org. Big Brothers Big Sisters is at 2726 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, Illinois 62223.

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