The campaign culminated at the nonprofit’s annual fundraiser, “The Big Toast,” on October 5
CHARLOTTE, NC – An estimated 170 guests from across the greater Charlotte metropolitan area gathered at The Collector’s Room to attend the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas (BBBSCC) annual fundraiser, “The Big Toast,” Thursday, October 5 at 6:00 p.m.
During the cocktail party-themed event, NBA Legend Muggsy Bogues, Associate Pastor of Dilworth Church Cade Barefoot, and Atrium Health (accepted by Lois J Ingland, VP of Community Engagement & Corporate Responsibility at Atrium Health) were honored for their work to promote mentorship and commitment to supporting the youth in Charlotte and beyond. The inspirational evening celebrated the future dreams and aspirations of the youth in the community.
The evening included a cocktail hour (complete with a champagne wall), networking, live entertainment, an awards ceremony, and a live auction conducted by the event hosts – dynamic media personalities Page and Jake Fehling.
The mentoring programs offered by BBBSCC are founded on evidence-based practices aimed at fostering positive and quantifiable improvements in the lives of young people. This includes achieving success in education, steering clear of risky behaviors, fostering higher aspirations, boosting self-confidence, and nurturing healthier relationships. BBBSCC pairs young individuals (referred to as “Littles”) with caring adult mentors (known as “Bigs”) to broaden their horizons and experiences. In the last year alone, the dedicated staff at BBBSCC have made over 7,000 supportive connections with Bigs, Littles, and their respective families. The more than $100,000 raised from this campaign will help further the organization’s mission and help even more children in need.
While The Big Toast event may be over, 67 children are still on the waiting list, and the need for monetary support continues. For more information about giving to BBBSCC, volunteering, or becoming a mentor, visit bbbscentralcarolinas.org. For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact Jameka Whitten at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.965.3297.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas
Since 1972, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas has been providing mentors (Bigs) for children (Littles) in this region. In 2022, the organization celebrated its 50th anniversary while serving nearly 1,000 children in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus and York counties through traditional community and school-based mentoring and innovative specialty programs that connect caring adults with local children in meaningful one-to-one relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas and get involved as a mentor, volunteer, donor, or community partner, visit www.bbbscentralcarolinas.org.