Match Makers

What is Match Makers

Match Makers is a monthly giving program that supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota.

 

Why Should I Join Match Makers?

Children in Central Minnesota need your help! Kids in our program face unique challenges like living in a single-parent home, residing in poverty, or struggling academically and/or socially. It’s proven that being matched with a mentor is life-changing! With YOUR support, these children are more likely to follow a positive path that leads them towards a brighter future.

 

Monthly Giving Levels

 

Find a Match! Your $10 monthly gift allows Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota to find the children who need us the most and caring adult volunteers to create life-changing friendships.

 

Make a Match! A $25 monthly gift helps to introduce a life-changing friendship! Your monthly giving allows Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota to create a perfect match between a child in need and a caring adult volunteer.

 

Grow a Match! Your $50 monthly gift helps to support a life-changing friendship! Your monthly giving allows Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota to support a match between a child in need and a caring adult volunteer. “Bigs” and “Littles” that are matched for at least a year are more likely to do better in school, avoid drugs and alcohol and have a higher self-esteem.

 

A monthly gift in any amount is deeply appreciated! Support the community - help create life-changing friendships! Your monthly giving allows Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota to find, match and support kids in need with caring volunteers so we can develop more college grads, community leaders and entrepreneurs.

 

How YOUR gift will change a child’s life:

 

You might not be able to invest the time by being a mentor but YOU can still change a child’s life! YOUR gift will match an at-risk child with a professionally screened and evaluated adult mentor. By simply introducing an adult mentor into the life of a child, they are more likely to achieve: 

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Educational success
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors

These professionally created and supported friendships make a true impact in the lives of “Bigs,” “Littles,” families and the entire community!

 

YOU can change the future for children in Central Minnesota!

  
  

Electronic Funds Transfer

 

What are the major advantages of electronic giving?

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is all about convenience for you and consistency for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota. Electronic giving helps you budget your giving through a monthly gift and we benefit from your consistent support. A gift through EFT reduces paper waste and postage costs allowing BBBSCM to be better stewards of our natural resources as well as better stewards of your gift.

 

How does EFT work?

Contributions are transferred automatically from your checking or savings account to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Minnesota’s bank account on a date of your choosing.

 

How are my automatic contributions deducted and transferred?

After completing an authorization, your contributions are transferred through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network—the same network already used by families to make mortgage and utility payments or to receive payroll earnings and Social Security income.

 

Without a cancelled check, how can I prove I made my contribution?

Your bank statements give you an itemized list of electronic transfers. You will also receive an end of the year receipt after June 30.

 

How can I sign up for electronic giving?

All you need is the EFT AUTHORIZATION FORM. Complete the form, sign and attach a voided check/savings deposit slip. Just drop it off at our office or mail it in.