Philanthropy

Three Ways to Help Big Brothers Big Sisters

Making a difference is easy this summer. We break down how to do it.

1. Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Raising money to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City is a ball—a bowling ball, to be exact. The Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser allows Kansas Citians to form fundraising teams of six with a goal of raising $200 per person. After you reach your fundraising goal, team captains will schedule a bowling party where participants can enjoy free pizza, soda, beer and prizes. You get to have fun, BBBS gets to match more area kids with caring, adult mentors. That’s what we call a win-win. (Donating to a team online is also a cinch, if rented shoes are not your thing.)

2. Step Up Big with Eric Hosmer. Kansas City Royals star Eric Hosmer is on a mission to find more mentors for BBBS, and you can help. Through the Step Up Big with Eric Hosmer campaign, make a flat donation or pledge a set dollar amount per double he records throughout the season. Pledge $100 or at $5 per double, and you get an exclusive T-shirt and a chance to win a Royals Game Day Experience, which includes two tickets, an Uber to the game, a meet and greet with Hosmer at pre-game batting practice, a BBBS T-shirt and ball autographed by Hosmer, and a $50 Rally House gift card to gear up beforehand.

3. Become one of KC’s Most Wanted! For more than a decade, KC Magazine has teamed up with BBBS for a fundraiser where notable KC community members, our Most Wanted, come together and create stellar auction packages benefitting the organization—last year’s event raised a record-breaking $358,000! Now we’re looking for the next batch of outstanding Kansas Citians to make a difference in the lives of local kids. Learn more about the event here and nominate yourself or someone you know by July 22.

Of course there are plenty of other ways you can make on impact on the organization, from becoming a Big to donating used clothing and household items at bins throughout the metro. Get more information at http://www.bbbskc.org/.