Every Gift Makes a Difference

We are Defenders of Potential. You can be, too. Discover the many ways in which you can support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, and empower Miami’s youth to realize their full potential. There is no gift too Big or too Little.

Make a One-Time Gift

Join a Giving Society

Planned Giving

Recruit Your Friends

Enlist Your Company

Gifts In Kind

Make a One-Time Gift

Your gift will have a significant impact on a child in our community. You can support the cost of:

  • Recruiting a new Big (approximately $50 per Big)
  • Running background checks ($75 per Big)
  • Measuring the progress of Littles and evaluating programs to ensure effectiveness ($150 per match)
  • Training Bigs in child safety and effective mentoring ($150 per Big)
  • Providing ongoing match support ($225 per match)
  • Evaluating Bigs and Littles to determine lasting and effective matches ($300 per match)

You can also aim to covering the full cost of a match through our Sponsor a Match program. Each match between a Little and a Big costs us approximately $1,500 for a full year of service and support.

Join a Giving Society

You can provide ongoing support to Big Brothers Big Sisters as part of one of our annual giving societies. Whether you give $50 a month as a Match Maker or join our Miracle Society for a larger commitment over 5 years, your continuous gifts support the sustainability of our organization and the effectiveness of our mission for years to come.

Planned Giving

Your legacy can have an impact, too! A planned gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami creates your own legacy of support through the continuation of our landmark mentoring programs. Planned giving also offers significant advantages, including tax breaks and a potential income increase. Some of the most notable benefits include:

  • Retaining control of your assets during your lifetime, allowing for modification your bequest as your circumstances change
  • Tax advantages that lower the estate tax burden on your survivors
  • The creation of a larger impact through a gift that is larger than what may have been possible during your lifetime

If you would like to discuss including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami as part of your trust, bequest, or endowment, contact us at 786.364.6351 or giving@bbbsmiami.org.

Recruit Your Friends

When you celebrate, we celebrate. Host a fundraiser for your birthday, a special occasion, or just because! Gather your friends, family, and social network to support Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami in raising funds to provide quality youth mentoring programs in Miami.

The suggested minimum fundraising goal is $1,500, which covers the costs of sponsoring a match, including:

  • Child and family services
  • Volunteer interviews and training
  • Ongoing child safety measures
  • Support for both Bigs and Littles

Click below to start your own fundraising page, or designate BBBSM as a beneficiary of your personal fundraiser on Facebook.

Enlist Your Company

Many employers offer match giving as an employee incentive to donate. Check with your company’s HR department to see how you can double your impact! You can also connect us directly to your company if they would like to partner with us. Click below to learn more.

Gifts In Kind

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami accepts donations of goods, services, and expertise in lieu of cash donations. These in-kind donations provide further opportunities and a real benefit to those we serve. Examples of in-kind gifts include:

  • Goods, like food, toys, school supplies, clothes, sports equipment, event tickets, and auction items
  • Services, like event or meeting spaces, marketing materials, printing, and administrative/financial services
  • Expertise, like legal, tax, or business advice; marketing and website development; and strategic planning

Eligibility of gifts of material goods will be at the discretion of the Executive Committee of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami Board of Directors, together with the President & CEO. If you would like to make an in-kind donation or if you have questions about doing so, contact us at 786.364.6351 or giving@bbbsmiami.org.