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Meet Little Brother Marven & Big Brother John

Marven and John have been matched since 2014 in our Site Based program at OpenLink. This summer they became the first match to make the transition from a Site Based match to a Community Based match. As a Site Based match they met bi-weekly at OpenLink’s offices as part of a group supervised by a

Winter Blast 2017

On January 21st, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) hosted its annual Winter Blast match event presented by Estee Lauder at Dave & Busters in Islandia. This year’s event was attended by over 200 Bigs and Littles, all who enjoyed a fun filled day of games, food and amazing raffles. The event also

The Magic of Holiday for Kids’ Sake 2016

Thanks to the generosity of more than 80 individuals, families, friends, and companies Holiday for Kids’ Sake 2016 created MAGIC for more than 300 Children (145 Families) across Long Island. This year, 100% of the children received EVERY item from their special wish list along with many other gifts based on their age and interests!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Hosts “All-In” Poker Tournament

On Tuesday, November 15th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) presented its annual ‘All-In’ Poker Tournament as part of its Poker & Networking event series. 100 players competed in the event, sponsored by Steve Madden, held at The Main Event Restaurant & Sports Bar in Farmingdale. The event raised nearly $25,000 in support

18th Annual Presidential Gala Raises $225,000 for Mentoring on L.I.

On Thursday, October 6th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) hosted its 18th Annual Presidential Gala at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY.  As the mentoring agency’s premiere fundraising event of the year, the Gala drew 340 guests and raised $225,000 for BBBSLI to continue providing quality mentoring and support services to Long Island’s

More than $15,000 Raised at 5th Annual Cruisin’ for Kids’ Sake Event

On September 17th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) raised more than $15,000 at its 5th Annual Cruisin’ for Kids’ Sake event! 20 supporters on their motorcycles came together and hit the road to promote BBBSLI and our mission to provide one-to-one mentoring to at-risk youth across Long Island.  The funds raised at

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