BBBS looks to community fundraising support amid COVID-19 pandemic

(Dover, Ohio) – BBBS officials say that while their service to families and matches continues, COVID-19 has had an impact on our mission.

BBBS staff explained that programs are essential services that must continue to be provided to youth through this pandemic, but the organization needs investment in the mission and capacity to ensure our agency remains open.

BBBS is forecasting a $50,000 loss due to fundraising event cancellations and drops in individual and corporate giving. These funds directly affect the operating budget of the agency. That’s why Big Brothers Big Sisters is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow.
On May 5th, #GivingTuesdayNow will operate as a global day of generosity and unity, a day to come together and give back in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, no matter who or where we are.

Big Brothers Big Sisters will be sharing how their mission is still essential and serving families in Tuscarawas and Carroll counties. Leading up to the day of generosity, individuals will be asked to thank mentors that have gotten them through difficult obstacles. Individuals can follow Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio on Facebook or Instagram for updates on how we continue to #KeepKidsConnected and support #GivingTuesdayNow.

Questions can be directed to Olivia Scally, Director of Development & Administration at Big Brothers Big Sisters by email at or by calling 330-339-6916.

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