It’s not just a donation. It’s an investment in a child’s future.
When you donate online to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, you join our cause and directly support children in your community. No matter how little or big the amount, donating can start making a difference in the lives of young people around you.
Donating pays dividends.
Research shows that our mentoring works. Children with a Big Brother or Big Sister show real differences in their personal and academic lives. They are more confident in their schoolwork performance, they get along better with their families, and they’re 52% less likely to skip school.
Your support goes far.
Every day, we work tirelessly to change the perspectives of children and give them an opportunity to achieve great things. But without donations, we couldn’t offer our mentoring services. Your financial support helps us develop more college grads, community leaders and entrepreneurs by:
- Recruiting new Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers
- Covering the costs of background checks and ensuring that trained professionals match Littles to responsible Bigs
- Providing ongoing supervision and relationship support for every Big, Little and Little’s family
- Creating cultural and social activities that enrich opportunities for our Littles
Become a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters family today - Donate Now
For more information about donating, please contact Jamison Skala, Director of Development, at email@example.com or (516) 731-7880 x227.
You can donate by check or credit card
Paying by check?Mail your check along with your name, address and phone number to:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
The E. David Woycik Jr. Building
70 Acorn Lane Levittown, N.Y. 11756
Stand alongside BBBSLI year-round as we match Bigs and Littles from all walks of life, and help Long Island’s children to realize their endless potential. Your contribution will help make our community-based and site-based mentoring programs possible from the Queens border to Montauk Point.
Sponsor a Match | $2,000
By sponsoring a match, you are making it possible to establish or maintain a match for an entire year. Our Bigs positively impact the lives of their Littles and give them hope, respite and a different perspective. Your investment could help to shape a child’s future.
Donate a Car or Truck
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Long Island can accept cars, trucks, SUVs, motor homes, boats, airplanes, etc. The Cars for Kids' Sake program is a national program that helps local Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies raise funds to support their mission.
The process for donating a vehicle is simple and hassle-free. Just call us toll-free at 800.710.9145. You will be asked to describe the condition of your unwanted vehicle (remember, it doesn’t need to run) and to provide the current mileage. You’ll also be asked to identify the make, model, and vehicle identification number (VIN). Then we’ll arrange a convenient time for pickup. It’s that easy.
Your donated vehicle will later be sold at a dealers-only auction or to a licensed recycler. With all costs deducted, we consistently receive between 65% and 80% of the gross sale price.
Donated vehicles qualify as charitable gifts and may be eligible for tax deduction. See IRS Publication 526 or visit http://www.irs.gov/publications/p526/ar01.html for information on claiming this and other charitable deductions on your annual tax return.
Your donation of unwanted clothing, household items and furniture directly impact our mentoring program, and enable BBBSLI to keep our services free of charge for the children and families we serve. Click or call to schedule a pickup today, or find a bin location that is convenient for you to drop off! Tax deductible receipts are provided.
Additional Ways to Donate
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island also gratefully accepts donations of stock, frequent flyer miles and credit card/travel reward points.We also welcome your donation of tickets to sporting events, broadway shows and the like for our matches to enjoy and experience something they may have not had the chance to otherwise.
To discuss donating the above or to explore planned giving options, please call Jamison Skala, Director of Development, at 516-731-7880 x227.
What if every child realized their endless potential? It could be the start of something big.
69% of all current Littles are teens.
70% are from a single-parent household.
23% of our matches have been together for five or more years.