These organizations are out there doing good, and you can help
Although BMBAS is not organizing these events directly, we are happy to spread the word about opportunities for our members to give back
For the past 2 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Bauer MBA Society have been partners in offering you the best one-to-one volunteer mentor opportunities. By becoming a Bauer MBA Big and with just a little bit of your time, you can impact a child’s life today and transform their potential for tomorrow. Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is a fun, rewarding experience that will positively impact your life as well! Bigs are always in high demand since there are over 1500 kids on our waiting list!
You can start your Little on the path to Big things by becoming either a Community-Based Big or a mentor2.0 Big. As a Community-Based Big, you’ll be matched with a nearby child (ages 7-14) based upon similar interests and expressed preferences to spend quality time for at least 4 hours a month for 1 year on evenings and weekends (you create your own schedule and activities out in the city). As a mentor2.0 Big, you will be matched with a high school student at either KIPP Northeast or Reagan High School to start a mentoring relationship by emailing them once a week for 1 school year along with 5 in-person visits at their high school on predetermined dates (emails will have prompts and your visits will be coordinated). Your match will always be professionally supported by BBBS.
If ready to get started, please apply through Raul Garcia, BBBS Partnership Account Manager: email – firstname.lastname@example.org phone – 713-271-2783. To be a mentor2.0 Big, please apply online at www.bbbsmentor2.org and select Raul Garcia when selecting a BBBS representative. There are kids out there ready to better their lives…are you?
Houston Food Bank DeCANStruction Event
Volunteers dismantle structures built out of canned goods created by architects, engineers, contractors, and students and pack them to be shipped to the Houston Food Bank. In the past each structure included about 6,500 cans of food! The event takes place on Sunday, November 24th at 6:45am at CityCentre, 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024. Volunteers should wear comfortable attire including closed-toe shoes, and the minimum age requirement is 16. More information at houstonfoodbank.org.