What’s New at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties
All American Car Raffle tickets are available now on a first-come, first-serve basis until November 11th, 2021. The winner will choose from the 10 specified 2021 makes and models pictured on the raffle entry form – subject to inventory at the time of the drawing.
Due to state restrictions, raffle tickets cannot be purchased online. Print out an entry form by clicking on the link below or purchase by phone at 856.692.0916.
Tickets are $100 each and only 1499 tickets will be sold! The winning ticket will be drawn live on Facebook at 6:00 PM on Veteran’s Day. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties.
The Rise and Shine Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, November 30th! Your financial contribution is critical to our one-to-one mentoring programs.
Your funding supports more than 200 of our matched Little Brothers and Sisters who rely on their Big Brothers and Sisters for social connectedness, mental well-being, and assistance with schoolwork and setting goals, while also, assisting more than 100 of our waiting Little Brothers and Sisters who are going through this time without a mentor. They can’t wait to meet their Big Brother or Sister!
Your gift provides professional match support, guidance, program curriculum, and family support while maintaining safety for all.
Marcus is a recent High School graduate Little Brother. Marcus and Big Brother JT have been matched since 2012 and are the current Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties Big and Little Brother of the year!
Michelina Digneo- West Virginia University
Congratulations to one of our High School Big Sister of the Year and scholarship winners, Michelina. Michelina and her Little Brother, Ben, have been matched since September 26, 2018. Once COVID shut down in-person meetings at school, Michelina and Ben continued to meet regularly, only this time on zoom. Although Michelina is currently enrolled in college at West Virginia University, she and Ben will be sure to keep in touch and treasure the memories of their time together!
Dafne Perez- Rowan College South Jersey- Cumberland
Way to go Dafne! Dafne, a graduate of Bridgeton High School, was High School Big Sister who always made time in her busy schedule for her Little Sister. We thank you for your contributions.
Jerry Smith Memorial Scholarship:
Hazel Gilligan- University of Wyoming
Congratulations, Hazel. Hazel was nominated by her high school, Cumberland Regional High School, to be honored with the Jerry Smith Memorial Scholarship for her role in mentoring at the school and in her community. Way to go, Hazel, keep using your kindness and passion to make the world a better place!
The Big Splash Pool Party
This years’ Big Splash Pool Party marked our first in-person event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic over a year and a half ago. It was great fun for all!
We would like to thank everyone who has continued to support our mission and mentoring programs during this trying time. We hope to see you at our other upcoming in-person events!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties
Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving: 1. Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships 2. Avoidance of risky behaviors 3. Educational success