What is Give a Little Love?
Give a Little Love was created to help support local youth facing adversity in the 7 counties we serve throughout eastern, central and midcoast Maine. This fun virtual event replaces our annual Bowl for Kids' Sake event, which each year raises over $150,000 to support 1-to-1 mentoring programs by matching kids (Littles) with caring, responsible adults and high school/college students (Bigs) who change their lives for the better, forever! This is your chance to make a BIG difference in the lives of local youth in your community!
How will a virtual fundraising event help kids?
Money raised is used to carefully match Bigs and Littles to ensure child safety, fund healthy activities and snacks at mentoring programs and provide professional support for children, families and volunteers to help build and sustain long-lasting relationships!
How do I get started?
Step 1: Register to Give a Little Love! We have a simplified, electronic registration process to sign up, and then you can raise money the easy way, online. Click REGISTER to get started! You can register as an individual and let us know if you are participating with your workplace, or if your business or organization already has a page, you can direct your pledges there.
Step 2: Set your personal goal. Give a Little Love by raising $100 and earn a very cool Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine t-shirt! Or make an even greater impact by raising $100 or more and have a chance in multiple prize drawings!
Step 3: Share your fundraising page with friends through emails and social media. Your donors can support you easily and safely by making a gift online. When someone gives, have them sign our "I Gave A Little Love" Post-It and proudly display all of your supporters in your workplace!
Groups can also have fun by creating their own incentives and challenges to raise money as a group and Give One Big Love donation and be part of our high fundraiser drawing! You can also collect donations and turn them in at the event or mail a check to us! Here's a handy PLEDGE SHEET to keep track of donations.
Step 4: Join us at our Give A Little Love Virtual Celebration, where we will recognize your efforts, have exciting prize drawing and introduce you to some special Bigs and Littles who will greatly, and gratefully, benefit from your support!
Partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters through Give A Little Love 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. It's Ignites a Child's GREATEST POTENTIAL!