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Dear Friend

All of us here at Big Brothers Big Sisters want to to wish you a wonderful and meaningful Thanksgiving holiday. Although this year has had many challenges and we are still in the midst of a pandemic, there is a lot to be thankful for. Including the most important reason why we are able to do what we do -- we have YOU and your support! On behalf of the 1,000 children, volunteer mentors, community partners, board members, and staff, THANK YOU for being an incredible part of our mission.

We sincerely wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration and joyous start to our holiday season. THANK YOU for all you do to make our communities stronger. Happy Thanksgiving!

Warmest Wishes,
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Team

$50,000 Match Challenge!

Incase you missed the BIG news...check out Susan Wornick's announcement below, made during the live-broadcast of the Big Night In event on October 29th! 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has selected this agency to receive a $50,000 matching donation! BBBS of Central Mass & MetroWest was one of 15 agencies selected from across the nation to receive this donation from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation! We raised over $100,000 in the Spring for the Defend Potential Fund so we know we can raise $50,000 for this matching gift! So far, we have raised $6,971 from the donations received during the Big Night In. Click the button below to donate. Thank you for the support!

A Message from a Big


I became a Big in 2017 because I wanted to have an impact on a girl that was in her early teens that was just on the cusp of making decisions that could possibly affect the rest of her life. At that time most of the kids waiting for a mentor were younger, so it was not until spring of 2018 that I was matched with Aaliyah. Not only was she the perfect age, her main interest was art and as a professional Graphic Designer the match was perfect!

Aaliyah’s goal was to become more socially experienced. She had a hard time verbalizing her feelings and her ability to communicate with others one-on-one was limited.  Through our time together and the experiences we have shared, I can see that her self-confidence has grown. Before the pandemic we spent a lot of our time together baking, doing craft projects and playing games. When Aaliyah and I did our first baking recipe together she didn’t understand the recipe terminology or how to measure and use the baking tools.

During the pandemic, we did a recipe over face time together. I dropped off the ingredients and a copy of the recipe on her porch. She was prepared with all the tools and we each created Strawberry Cheesecake Supreme over face time. I was so proud watching her measure and make the whole thing on her own as I made mine! I also taught her several games, but she loves Yahtzee most of all! So when I knew we were going to start seeing each other again outside, being socially distant, I ordered a Yahtzee game just for her. We played the game together, but each on our own game board. We had also talked about learning to crochet before the pandemic, so I ordered us both a beginner crochet kit and we started to learn the stiches over face time and are going to continue learning now that we see each other – a perfect activity together - apart!

- Susan Ethier (Big Sister to Aaliyah)

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday
December 1, 2020

On Tuesday, December 1st, BBBS of Central Mass & Metrowest will be participating in a global day of giving called #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. We encourage you to participate in Giving Tuesday by helping us raise $1,500 which will fund a match for one year. The funds raised on Giving Tuesday will also help us reach our goal of raising $50,000 for the matching gift.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & MetroWest
484 Main St. Suite 360
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608