Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii's Monthly E-Newsletter
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Dear Friend of Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai'i,

Happy Halloween! Amidst all of the ghosts and goblins, the scariest thing we've seen this October is the number of children still on our waitlist, wishing and hoping for the call that we finally found their Big Brother or Big Sister. We are looking for adult volunteers, particularly males, who are interested in being a positive role model to a child in need of friendship. You don't have to be perfect - all these kids want is someone to give them consistent one-on-one time. 

Help us make these next few months less scary. Please share this newsletter with anyone who may be interested in mentoring. Our staff is here to help you along this amazing journey of friendship and fun.

With aloha,
Dennis Brown
President / CEO
(and first "Little Brother")
Match Maker of the Month
Monthly Donor Since July 2014

"I like being a Match Maker because it’s a convenient way to give back. No checks to write, no forms to fill. With monthly giving, Big Brothers Big Sisters can count on a steady flow of contributions. If more people gave through monthly giving, the Agency could focus less on fundraising and more on program. It seems like a great way to donate."

Not everyone has time to be a Big, but anyone can sponsor a mentoring "match!" Learn more about how to become a monthly donor and change a life today.

Happy 2-Year Match Anniversary to Little Brother Ezequiel and Big Brother Jason! 

Click here to see a list of all the other Bigs and Littles who celebrated a match-a-versary in October. 
Island Scoops (Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui & Oahu)
Hawai'i Island Regional Director Vanessa participated in the YWCA “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event and collected $100 in donations for Team BBBSH. 
We held our first ever Career Networking Event at Waialae Country Club thanks to a generous partner. Close to 100 people attended which included high school students, Bigs, parents and career presenters. Students had the opportunity to hear from 30 different professionals and also were inspired by a motivational speech from Big Sister Jaisa. Mahalo to all who participated!
Bigs and Littles participated in Retro Farms Annual Pink Pineapple Project event to connect with nature. Here's Big Sister Chloe, Little Sister Loea, and Big Sister Brittian planting some pineapple plants. We also welcomed TWO new matches during the month of here to help welcome them!
Kids in our Mentor Center program were ready to get their ghoul on last Friday night. Over 50 people attended our Halloween celebration to make it a huge success! Mahalo to the students of the St. Anthony's National Honor Society who helped spook the night away.
Mahalos (we couldn't do what we do without YOU!)
Our Maui team also hosted their first ever Career Networking Event for high school youth. Ten community members from various professions volunteered to speak about the perks and challenges of their job, speed-dating style. Mahalo to all of the professionals for attending, the Kahili Restaurant for hosting, and Big Brother Patrick Snow for providing the keynote!
Our Kaua'i matches came out to support Kaua'i United Way's Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, October 29. Here are the Bigs and Littles ready to help direct walkers along the way.
On October 16, Moanalua High School sophomore Amanda Macleod organized a car wash to benefit BBBS. Amanda recruited help from the United Stangs 808 Mustang Car Club and raised $651! Way to go!
BIG mahalos to Stacie Sasagawa and Entomologist Krishna for the wonderful tour of the Monsanto farm and the opportunity to learn about some of the positive things Monsanto does to help keep the planet green.
On October 1, Mason Services of Maui hosted a baseball game for our Mentor Center youth at Waialae Park. Final score: Wailuku Angels - 14, Bad News Masons - 6. What a blast!
Mahalo to the organizers of The Fatherhood Council and County of Kaua'i's Inaugural Men's Conference, Board Member Mamo Cummings-Graham, and her husband Max Graham for coming out to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kaua'i and help recruit more Big Brothers!
BIG thanks to our friends Chuck E. Cheese for running another fantastic pin-up campaign for the month of September, raising over $400 for BBBS!
Alex & Ani threw a great "Ladies Night Out" on Thursday, October 13 in which 15% of the proceeds raised that night were given directly back to BBBS! A BIG mahalo to the wonderful Alex & Ani team for helping us raise $352!
During Fall Break, Kahului Elementary Big Sister Alex organized a “Challenge Week” for our Mentor Center youth. Each day included lunch and fun activities that emphasized team work, social skills, and healthy boundaries. Mahalo to Alex for all of her hard work on this Senior Project!
Events (select your island below to see what's going on)
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