Together, we are changing
what it means to grow up in America
Welcome to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County, the area’s leader in one-to-one mentoring for more than 40 years. Our volunteers (we call them “Bigs”) serve hundreds of children from Hampden County and the towns of South Hadley and Granby. Our Bigs come from all walks of life. And what do they get out of the experience? They get to have fun and be a kid again!
Research shows that “Littles” (our name for the children in our program) are:
- 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs
- 27% less likely to start drinking
- 52% less likely to skip school
- 37% less likely to skip a class
This Just In!
Thank You United Bank!
Now that's the way to kick off Bowl for Kids' Sake--with a generous $1,000 "Magic" Sponsorship from our wonderful friends at United Bank! Our partners at United Bank have bragging rights to an employee who has been Top Bowler for several years running. Join United Bank in supporting Bowl for Kids' Sake 2013 as a sponsor, team captain, bowler or with a pledge. We are celebrating our 25th year of BFKS, which has made it possible to match many more Hampden County kids with caring Bigs thanks to our friends who come together each year for this great event.