We are 100% donor-supported. Every donation goes directly towards creating or sustaining a mentoring relationship between a Big and a Little.
Champions of Potential are our circle of donors who make an annual or multi-year pledge to support our mission. By securing multi-year commitments, we can begin to build a solid foundation for our annual operations and can more accurately plan to increase our footprint of children we serve in South Alabama. Commitments begin with a pledge of at least $100 per month or $1,200 annually. There are also many other multi-year giving options available. This pledge supports the ongoing costs of a life-changing mentoring friendship for one year and is critical to our organization's ability to strategically plan to serve more children and families in the future. For more information about joining our Champions of Potential, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOUNDATIONS & CORPORATE GIVING
By giving to Big Brothers Big Sisters, foundations and corporations benefit the community’s most important asset—its children.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a well-respected brand with a sterling reputation and proven results. Plus, we’re highly rated for efficiency and accountability by a number of independent organizations. In fact, Forbes named Big Brothers Big Sisters to its Gold Star List as one of the America’s ten best nonprofit organizations.
Major investments from foundations and corporations have enabled Big Brothers Big Sisters to connect with young people in unprecedented ways, so they can start on the path to unlimited potential—and maybe even start a business or foundation of their own some day.
We are grateful to the foundations and corporations that have provided substantial funding to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Your legacy can have an impact, too. A planned gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters ensures the continuation of our landmark mentoring programs and creates your own legacy of support. Planned giving also offers significant advantages, including tax breaks and a potential income increase.
CARS FOR KIDS' SAKE
Whether your car starts or not, donating it can certainly start something in your community. Big Brothers Big Sisters Cars for Kids' Sake helps us raise funds through the donation of your unwanted vehicle. Donated vehicles qualify as charitable gifts and may be eligible for a tax deduction.
We welcome all types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, SUVs, motor homes, boats, airplanes, farm equipment, and construction equipment.
The process for donating is simple. Just call the Big Brothers Big Sisters Vehicle Donation Program at 800-710-9145 or follow the online steps here, at to arrange a pickup for your unwanted vehicle. The vehicle will be picked up, processed, and sold to help kids in your community.
In 2016, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama decided to create a new, mission-driven source of revenue. With the help of a local coffee shop and the generous donation of a BBBS supporter, we traveled to Costa Rica to meet multiple farmers and ultimately partnered with Geovanni for our first blend of the Opportunity Bean™. He’s a hardworking, single-process, micro-lot farmer who produces some of the worlds most exquisite coffee beans.Our purchase of Geovanni’s beans gives him the financial opportunity to support his family and continue his masterful coffee-growing techniques that have been a tradition in his family for generations. In turn, your purchase of the Opportunity Bean™ contributes to Geovanni’s success and creates life-changing friendships between Bigs and Littles in south Alabama.
Every penny of your purchase helps us to give our community’s most vulnerable children a relationship that changes their lives for the better, forever. From Costa Rica to Alabama, the opportunities abound. Enjoy our delicious coffee with the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference in this world.
The Opportunity Bean™ will be an ongoing venture for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Gulf Coast, so keep it in mind for corporate gifts, birthday gifts, and all the gifts you plan to give all year long.
Purchase the Opportunity Bean ™ now by clicking here!
Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts annual special events including The BIG WALK, Bowl For Kids' Sake, and The BIG Event. BBBSSA also has ongoing awareness and recruitment events that always need sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring and/or supporting some upcoming mission-driven events please click here to visit our events page.
STOCKS, BONDS, SECURITIES
You invest. A child profits. It’s that simple. By making a donation in the form of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other appreciated securities, you are making an investment in the future of children in your community.
As a donor, you are entitled to take a charitable deduction for the full fair-market value of appreciated securities held longer than one year, and you usually avoid paying the capital gains tax that would be due if you sold the securities.
Donating Stock or Bonds Held By a Bank or Broker
If your equities are currently held at a bank or in a brokerage account, simply send a letter of instruction to your broker or banker with a full description of the securities and your gift's intended purpose. Securities can be sent electronically using the following transmittal instructions:
[Insert Bank Name Here]
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama
Bank Account Number: [Insert Bank Account Number Here]
Bank DTC Number: [Insert Bank DTC Number Here]
Bank Contact: [Insert Bank Staff Contact Name, Title and Phone Number Here]
Please advise us of your gift by notifying Aimee Risser, CEO, at email@example.com or 251-344-0536.
Donating Stock Certificates You Hold
Send the unsigned certificates by certified mail to the attention of Aimee Risser, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Gulf Coast, 9 Dauphin Street, Suite 101, Mobile, AL 36602.
Copy and send one blank stock Power of Attorney for each company whose stock you are transferring. Only the signature line should be filled in, with the signature(s) matching the name(s) that appear on the face of the certificates. Include both names if the stock is jointly owned.
The Power of Attorney must be notarized.
Send the certificates and stock powers in separate envelopes. Send the signed stock power in one and the stock certificate(s) in the other with a letter (also signed by the owner(s) of the stock) stating that the stock is being donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama.
Effective Date and Value of Your Gift
Your gift of stock or publicly traded securities will be valued based on the mean market price of the securities on the gift date. We will provide you with a receipt for your tax records. Big Brothers Big Sisters determines your gift date according to the following guidelines:
By mail, it is the later of the postmark dates of your separately mailed stock certificates and stock powers.
By electronic transfer, it is the date that the securities enter Big Brothers Big Sisters’ account.
By hand, it is the date that a Big Brothers Big Sisters' employee receives the stock certificates and stock powers of attorney.
By reregistering securities in Big Brothers Big Sisters' name yourself, it is the date on the new certificates (this method takes the longest).
For questions about donations please contact Aimee Risser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251.344.0536.