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FAQ's

Program

How old are the “Littles” in the mentoring program?
BBBSLI matches children between the ages of 7-14.

What supplemental programs does BBBSLI offer?
Site Based Programs
BBBSLI manages two site-based mentoring programs on the East End of Long Island as well as at Hofstra University.

Scholarships Annually, BBBSLI awards a scholarship to participants entering their first year of higher education through the Jeffrey Grant and Glenn Trovato Scholarship and the Michael J. Weisbrod Memorial Scholarship. An additional scholarship is offered through the NBTY Helping Hands Charity.

Inspire a Love of Reading Upon the first meeting of a Big and a Little, our agency provides the match with a gift card to a bookstore to inspire an educational first activity and we also provide access to brand new books throughout the year.

Holiday for Kids’ Sake During the holidays, BBBSLI donates a bag of gifts and a holiday meal and pantry items to over 100 families in our mentoring program. To donate brand new, unwrapped gifts please contact Chris Cosentino at (516)731-7880 x222.

Volunteer

How can I become a Big Brother or Big Sister and what are the requirements?
Please click here to submit an online inquiry form, and please visit our Volunteers FAQ page for more information.

How can I donate my product or service to benefit your organization?
We rely on the support of the Long Island community and businesses to help keep our costs down, so more of our funds can go directly to supporting our mentoring program. Please contact Chris Cosentino, Director of Marketing & PR, to discuss your donation at (516) 731-7880 x222.

I would like to donate my time to help out at one of your events or to help out in your office.
While these opportunities are limited, we do collect a list of community volunteers for when we could use some extra hands! Please contact Chris Cosentino, Director of Marketing & PR, to discuss your donation at (516) 731-7880 x222.

Enroll a Child

I would like to enroll my child to be matched with a volunteer mentor.
Please click here to submit an online inquiry form, and please visit our Parents FAQ page for more information.

I would like to refer a child to be matched with a volunteer mentor.
Please click here to submit an online inquiry form.

How old are the “Littles” in the mentoring program?
BBBSLI matches children between the ages of 7-14.

For more details, please see our Enrollment FAQs.

Donations

How can I schedule a pickup of clothing?
Click here
to submit an online scheduling form or call 631-234-0000.

How may I donate my product or service to benefit your organization?
We rely on the support of the Long Island community and businesses to help keep our costs down, so more of our funds can go directly to supporting our mentoring program. Please contact Chris Cosentino, Director of Marketing & PR, to discuss your donation at (516) 731-7880 x222.

I would like to make a financial contribution.
Please visit our Donate page, which will provide you with an opportunity to do so.

How is my money used?
Your dollars help to create meaningful matches between children (‘Littles’) and volunteer mentors (‘Bigs) here on Long Island. Our staff of professional Case Managers provide ongoing support for the lifetime of the match, with all parties involved, and ensure that the match provides a successful and beneficial outcome for the child. In addition, we provide resources to the parents and guardians of all Littles on our program, award an annual scholarship opportunity to selected, eligible applicants attending their first year of higher education as well as host agency events for Bigs, Littles and their families year-round.

 
 

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