2nd Annual Fish For Kids' Sake
It's that time of year again, time to pull out your fishing rods, dust off your waders, and get ready to have some fun supporting BBBS mentoring matches in Hot Springs County!
This year's event will again be held on Wyoming's free fishing day, so even if you don't have your fishing license, you are eligible to participate. Great fun for kids of all ages!
Please visit our website at http://ffks2013.kintera.org/
Washakie County Golf for Kids' Sake Event
The 2nd Annual Jim Blake Memorial Golf for Kids' Sake Event will be taking place on June 8, 2013 at the Green Hills Golf Course in Worland. The event will consist of a four-member team scramble, with prizes awarded to the top three teams. We will also be awarding prizes for the top three fundraising teams - so make sure you start getting pledges early!
Registration can be done online at gfks2013.kintera.org or you can stop by the Worland office at 1313 Big Horn Ave. in the rear of the RER building. The event will begin at 10am and the cost per team is $200 or $50 per individual. Lunch is included as well as a desert and salad bar. We hope you come join us for a round of golf and a good time!
Big Horn County Run for Kids' Sake
Kid's and Adult 1 mile walk/run. 5K individual or 20 K team run. All run's will take place on the concrete walking path along the Big Horn River. Teams and Runners register online now to create your own page and collect donations online. Prizes for top fundraisers in each age group as well as for top runners in each age group!
Come down to the Greybull Senior Center on Saturday, May 19 at 8:30 to support local runners of all ages and have a pancake breakfast. Pancake breakfast is $5 per person or $20 per family.
Park County Bowl for Kids' Sake
Make an impact.
Start Something for children in your community.
Sign Up here
Bowl for Kids' Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters largest national fundraiser, raising over $20 million annually for children in need across the country. Because of Bowl for Kids' Sake, more Bigs and Littles can be paired up, more friendships can be created and improved outlooks on life can be started. Bowl for Kids' Sake is a fun and easy way to positively impact a child's life.
Just follow the simple steps below:
1) Start a team. Teams are formed with four to five members. Consider creating a team with family, friends, or co-workers.
2) Start securing sponsorships. Each bowler is asked to raise a minimum of $25 in sponsorships for a total of $100 - $125 raised per team.
Want to know the best part? All of the event expenses are completely underwritten by our corporate sponsors. That means 100% of the money raised by bowlers goes directly towards supporting children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters in your community.
3) Start bowling. After you have secured your sponsorships, it's time to have fun! You'll receive one free games of bowling (shoe and ball rental included) and chances to win door prizes!
So what are you waiting for? Start Something today! Partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters through Bowl for Kids' Sake makes a positive, long-lasting impact on children in your community. Our mentoring works. It works to help broaden children's perspectives and help them learn how to make good choices. It starts a child on the path to fulfilling their potential and succeeding in school and life.
Location: Superbowl Cody, WY
Time: 9am - 5pm
January is Poverty Awareness Month
The Population of Poverty USA
In 2010, 46.2 million people lived in Poverty USA, up from 43.6 million in 2009. That’s means the poverty rate for 2010 was 15.1%, up from 14.3% in 2009.
2010 marked the fourth consecutive annual increase in the number of people living in poverty. The poverty rate, or percentage of the overall population living in poverty, has steadily increased as well, up to 15.1% in 2010 from 12.5% in 2007.
The number of people living in poverty in 2010 (46.2 million) is the largest number seen in the 52 years for which poverty estimates have been published.
Source: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010, US Census Bureau
Originally posted on GreenvilleOnline.com, August 6, 2012
The effects of the Great Recession are lingering, and perhaps continuing to mount, for many American families, according to a pair of reports out recently. The news amplifies the need for local and state governments, and the federal government, to foster economic growth that will help create jobs and put the brakes on poverty.
It also underscores the need for families and communities to take initiatives to ensure children have the best possible chance to escape the cycle of poverty. Chief among those needs is a high-quality education that leads at the very least to a high school diploma. Read the full story at GreenvilleOnline.com.
Watch this short video about families living in poverty in the United States.
AmeriCorps Week - March 9 - 13, 2013
Each year during AmeriCorps Week, we recognize the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums by highlighting the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps makes across our nation every day.
The two main goals for AmeriCorps Week 2013 will include:
The theme of AmeriCorps Week 2013, AmeriCorps Works, communicates the value and effectiveness of AmeriCorps while providing flexibility to be used in many different contexts. It provides an overarching framework to communicate AmeriCorps triple bottom line return on investment -- for the recipients of service, the people who serve, and the larger community and nation.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service - January 21, 2013
After a long struggle, legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off." The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."
Why Serve on MLK Day of Service?
Dr. King believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make this country a better place to live—creating the Beloved Community.
The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems. That service may meet a tangible need, or it may meet a need of the spirit. On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions.
Look for events going on in your community:
Big Horn County BBBS
Literacy Night in Partnership with Greybull Lion’s Club
Games & Activities * Free Dinner * Book Drive
Park County BBBS
Service Activities with Habitat for Humanity at their Re-Store and Re-Store & More in Powell
Family 509 Gateway Drive, Powell
MLK Day Meaning of Service Dialogue
509 Gateway Drive, Powell
For Kids Sake Events
Bowl a strike, Make an impact! For over 20 years, Bowl for Kids' Sake has supported Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming serving as our premier fundraising “Thank You” party. Upwards of 20 thousand dollars is raised, through this effort, along with the hopes and aspirations of children who deserve an opportunity for a better future. Because of Bowl for Kids' Sake, more Bigs and Littles can be paired up, more friendships can be gained and improved outlooks on life can be started. Now's your chance to be a part of the fun and begin impacting children's lives right in your community. Sign up today and tell your family and friends.
Where does the money go?
Big Brothers Big Sisters depends on donations to conduct background checks on volunteers to ensure child safety; and provide ongoing support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships. It take $1,200 a YEAR to support a match.
Your role in this effort to help local children can not be over stated: We need your help to raise community awareness of the challenges faced by local children and to ask for the financial support needed to help change the trajectory of a child’s life.
How can I get involved?
Step 1: Register your team! It’s easy to do online!
Step 2: Set a team fundraising goal- AIM HIGH! We suggest $750, but some of our top team’s raise $2,500!
Step 3: Recruit people to join your team. It could be friends, family, or co-workers. You’ve set an ambitious goal, so choose people who will help you exceed it!!
Step 4: Motivate your team to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Share information about the impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters on your community
- Keep your team informed about incentive prizes, rules, games, contests, etc
- Communicate their success (Katie just got a $50 donation! Joel has already exceeded his goal of $200! Our team just surpassed the $1,000 mark!)
Step 5: Have Fun! Join us at venue to celebrate your team’s success! Remember, it’s not about how good of an athlete you are, it’s celebrating the impact the money your team raised will have on your community!
Step 6: Say THANK YOU! Thank your team members for their time and commitment to participate! Don’t forget to say thank you to the people who donated to you! Call or e-mail them after the event to let them know how much money your team raised and thank them for supporting local children!