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For over 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence has been positively impacting children and communities in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties in PA and NJ. We don't create potential in a child, we just foster and protect it.

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Fashion Touchdown 2024

The Philadelphia Eagles players and their partners will hit the catwalk at Fashion Touchdown 2024, a fundraiser and fashion show to...

Nov 18, 2024 | 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Ballroom at the Ben

2024 Annual Golf Classic

Save the date! On Monday, October 21st, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence will host its 2024 Annual Golf Classic Presented by ADT...

Oct 21, 2024 | 11:00 AM
Philadelphia Cricket Club
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“My family and I have financially supported Big Brothers Big Sisters for over 35 years, and for one simple reason - mentoring works. Together we have created innovative programs with entrepreneurs and colleges such as the University of Pennsylvania, programs that have changed the course for tens of thousands of kids. And the best part... it feels really good.”
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Meet Our Mentoring Matches

Inspiration Story

Kathleen & Safiyyah

Big Sister Kathleen and Little Sister Safiyyah are matched through our College Bigs mentoring program with St. Joseph's University and Gompers Elementary School. Through this program, Bigs visit...

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Justin & Michael

Big Brother Mike and Little Brother Justin are the 2017 Male Match of the year. They received their award at the first ever Building BIG Awards, which where held at the Electric Factory in...

Inspiration Story

Melissa & Amber

For Big Sister Melissa, volunteering has always been a part of life. When she started working full-time after college and researched different options and opportunities, she found that becoming a Big...

Inspiration Story

Alex & Zahir

Some of our supporters know Alex Toner as our Development Officer, working to bring in monetary donations to further our agency’s mission. But to eleven-year old Zahir, Alex is his Big...

Inspiration Story

Roxiann & Travis

Growing up, Big Sister Roxiann had an amazing stepmother who helped her realize how important it was to have a role model in her life. Knowing how much that relationship meant to her, Roxiann decided...

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Mentor - Independence Region

We support over 130 other nonprofit mentoring programs, providing resources and best practices that will help guide the youth in Greater Philadelphia.

To learm more about this program visit www.mentorir.org

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