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The Batchelor Foundation donates $40,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc.

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

About The Batchelor Foundation

The mission of the Batchelor Foundation is to provide philanthropic support to qualified, non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that focus on promoting the good health, education and wellbeing of children, animal welfare, and the preservation of the natural environment in the South Florida community. The Batchelor Foundation was established in 1990 by its founder and sole benefactor Mr. George E. Batchelor, visionary aviator, business entrepreneur, and philanthropist. To learn more about The Batchelor Foundation Contact: info@tbfinc.org

14th Annual Santa Claus Open Swings into Holiday Season

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: News|

November 3, 2017 (Martin County, FL)-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties (BBBS) will be hosting the 14th annual Santa Claus Open Golf Tournament at the prestigious Stuart Yacht & Country Club. Community members are invited to attend a fabulous cocktail party and auction to be held on Thursday, December 7th and to play a round of golf followed by lunch and awards on Friday, December 8th. Treasure Coast Estate Buyers and Publix Super Markets are proud to be the 2017 Co-Signature Sponsors for the upcoming event.

Golfers will enjoy the pristine setting, a challenging game and the chance to win exciting prizes! All proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Players are requested to bring an unwrapped toy for a child participating in our programs.

BBBS is currently accepting sponsors, foursomes, auction donations and raffle prizes to be featured at the event.  Registration is $250 per golfer and $900 per foursome until November 27th. Each registered golfer will receive admission to the pre-tournament cocktail party and additional tickets may be purchased for $50. Registration is currently available online at www.mentorbig.org or in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Martin County office located at 101 SE Central Parkway, Stuart, FL 34994. For more information about registration, sponsorship opportunities, and/or auction donations contact Courtney Buckel at cbuckel@mentorbig.org or 772-283-8112.

Frank Byers at Santa Claus Open Golf Tournament at Hobe Sound Golf Club. Photo provided by Judy Swan.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTER’S BIG TASTE OF MARTIN COUNTY RAISED ATTENDANCE, AWARENESS, COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND MONEY FOR PROGRAMS

By | October 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 20, 2017- (Stuart, FL) – Known as the Big Taste of Martin County, this annual fundraising event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties was held for the first time at The Stuart Jet Center on Tuesday, October 10th.

 

This premier food and wine festival of the Treasure Coast delighted hundreds of attendees.
The jet hanger was a great place for this fundraiser. Nearly 700 people attended from the community to support Big Brothers Big Sisters.

There was wall to wall food and drinks by restaurants throughout Martin County sampling and serving up bites of their signature dishes. All attendees were invited to vote on their favorites.
The winners were: Best Beverage -Cultured Cocktails, Best Frozen Dessert- Whit’s Frozen Custard, Best Appetizer –Stuart Boathouse, Best Dessert- Martin County Highschool Culinary Arts, Best Soup- The Gafford, Best Entrée’ and Best Presentation- Kyle G’s Prime seafood & Steaks.

The community came together for an evening of fun, food, wine, and music.  Emceed by Virginia Sinicki (a former Big Sister) from the KVJ Show on 97.9 WRMF, the entertainment from the Samantha Russell Band kept the music going all night long from pop hits to country chart toppers. By the end of the evening guests were dancing.

The silent auction and raffles were a big hit as many bid on the sought-after prizes from places like Disney, Aquatica, SeaWorld, Marriott, Florida Panthers and many more. For an upgrade, guests could enjoy the new Hospitality Tent area that was sponsored by: JetLoan Capital sponsored Laird Smith and Treasure Coast Estate Buyers and the bar.

The evening brought together everyone for an incredible cause as the Big Taste of Martin County supported their mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The event raised over $50,000 allowing Big Brothers Big Sisters to continue to impact lives of young children of our community.

“The Taste of Martin County has showcased the generosity of our community and local restaurants for 21 years. This year we were excited to welcome beverage vendors as well. We are grateful for partnerships like this that allow us to offer career, community and educational experiences that positively change children’s lives” says Yvette Flores, Executive Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

Signature Sponsor: Publix Super Market Charities; Benefactor Sponsors: Treasure Coast ENT, Rick Carrol Insurance, Southern Eagle, Treasure Coast ENT, FPL, Bayview Construction Corp., Von Ohlen Team, Byers, and Independent Financial Solutions, Inc.; Sponsor a Child for a Year Sponsor: Macy’s, Avonda Raymond James, Advantage Ford, and JetLoan Capital; Corporate Sponsors: Wallace Volkswagon, Thrivent Financial and Freedom Waste/Portalets. Hospitality Sponsors: Laird Smith and Treasure Coast Estate Buyers. Media Sponsors: Stuart Magazine, Localdines.com, TC Palm, Alpha Media, Seabreeze Publications, Pineapple Post, Ocean Media, and the Coast 101.3fm radio.

Upcoming Events: The Santa Claus open Golf Tournament-December 8th & Pre-tournament Cocktail party- December 7th to be held at the Stuart Yacht & Country Club. For more information visit: www.mentorbig.org.

 

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties:
BBBS provides children facing adversity aged 6-17 with volunteer mentors who serve as positive role models. Since 1986 the organization has provided mentors to children in Martin County and since July 2010 in Palm Beach County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) recognized the Martin County organization in 2007 as one of the 35 best performing agencies nationwide. BBBSA recognized CEO William P. Bee Jr. as “CEO of the Year- Small Agency Category” in 2007. South Florida Business Leader Magazine ranked BBBS in 2009 and again in 2010 as one of the top 100 South Florida small businesses. Visit www.mentorbig.org to learn more. 

                                                                        

Media Contact: Jennifer Sardone-Shiner
JSS Marketing and PR
(561) 891-7278
jssmarketingpr@gmail.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters Receives “Great Ideas Initiative” funding for the “Building Better Partners Program,” From Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: News|

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc. has been awarded funding from Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County to implement new training programs aimed at developing stronger mentoring relationships for the children served in mentoring agencies across Palm Beach County. “Building Better Partners” is a training program designed as an enhancement activity to educate and support parents, guardians, mentors and mentored children once their child becomes placed with a mentor. One-to-one mentoring has the possibility to create positive lifelong changes for children during the mentoring experience; however, parents and volunteers must create a strong partnership together to help the youth. Training topics would allow all partners in the mentoring relationship to develop in the areas of diversity factors that impede academic and social achievement, mentoring relationship development, cultural competency, child development and child safety.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc. has been awarded funding from Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County to implement new training programs aimed at developing stronger mentoring relationships for the children served in mentoring agencies across Palm Beach County. “Building Better Partners” is a training program designed as an enhancement activity to educate and support parents, guardians, mentors and mentored children once their child becomes placed with a mentor. One-to-one mentoring has the possibility to create positive lifelong changes for children during the mentoring experience; however, parents and volunteers must create a strong partnership together to help the youth. Training topics would allow all partners in the mentoring relationship to develop in the areas of diversity factors that impede academic and social achievement, mentoring relationship development, cultural competency, child development and child safety.

 About Children’s Services Council

Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County is an independent special district established by Palm Beach County voters in 1986. Today, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County provides leadership, funding, services, and research on behalf of Palm Beach County’s children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong.

Mission To plan, fund and evaluate prevention and early intervention programs and services, and promote public policies that benefit all Palm Beach County children and families.

Their Vision
All children grow up healthy, safe and strong.

Their Goals
Our four goals are that all our children are:

  • Born healthy
  • Safe from abuse and neglect
  • Ready for kindergarten
  • Able to access quality afterschool and summer programming.

See current members of The Council.
See a listing of upcoming council meetings.
Learn more at http://www.cscpbc.org/

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc. Earns GuideStar Platinum 2017 Seal of Transparency

By | October 13th, 2017|Categories: News|

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc. is proud to announce they have earned the highest level given by GuideStar to Nonprofits the “Platinum Seal of Transparency.” Our GuideStar Platinum profile includes metrics that show the progress the agency is making toward its mission. To reach the Platinum level, Big Brothers Big Sisters PBMC added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: basic contact and organizational information, in-depth financial information, qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities. Also providing quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission. By taking the time to provide this information, Big Brothers Big Sister of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc. has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate overall agency effectiveness. The agency is excited to bring new and innovative programs allowing the agency to expand mentoring services in 2017. Providing Palm Beach and Martin County children with services that are tailored to individual needs, while allowing a variety of ways to Mentor a child, or volunteer with the agency.  We invite you to learn more about our agency on GuideStar at www.guidestar.org/profile/59-2676889 or on our website www.mentorbig.org

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