Starbucks, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, is hosting a statewide day of service to engage Bigs (mentors) and Littles (youth) in philanthropy. Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI) has been partnering with Starbucks for over ten years to provide matches with this opportunity and this year, Starbucks has engaged BBBS agencies throughout the state to participate. At select Central Indiana Starbucks stores, Bigs and Littles will get together to create cards for local law enforcement, fire departments, and EMTs.
25 matches from BBBSCI and leadership members from BBBSCI and Starbucks will be present at select Central Indiana Starbucks stores (list below) and Bigs and Littles from around the state will also be participating at Starbucks stores in Columbus, Ft. Wayne, Greater Lafayette, La Porte, and Muncie. Additionally, local law enforcement are joining Central Indiana Starbucks stores to engage with Bigs and Littles.
When & Where:
Starbucks: 1420 W. Main Street Suite A., Carmel, IN 46032
Starbucks: 1035 E. Main St., Greenwood, IN
Starbucks: 10800 Pendleton Pike, Lawrence, IN
Starbucks: 6321 Crawfordsville Rd. Indians
Starbucks: 7425 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis, IN
Members of BBBSCI leadership team, local law enforcement, and Bigs and Littles available for interview at the following Starbucks location: 7425 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis, IN between 1 and 3 P.M.
Starbucks is a strong and consistent supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters for over ten years, offering volunteers around the state a free beverage each Friday in January during National Mentoring Month and additionally, Starbucks encourages its employees to engage in community service. This statewide activity will raise awareness of mentoring by hosting Bigs and Littles in stores throughout the state, but also allows mentors the opportunity to teach youth about philanthropy and giving back.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana will serve 1,300 youth this year by proving them with mentors (Bigs). BBBSCI partners with parents, guardians, volunteers, schools, donors, and others in the community to be accountable for helping youth in our program achieve higher aspirations, greater confidence, educational success, and avoidance of risky behaviors. An affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and a United Way partner, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana is a non-profit organization that provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.