Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lower West Michigan

Changing perspectives. Changing lives.

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.


All children achieve success in life.


Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.


Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable things you will ever do. We have two programs that offer volunteers different levels of involvement and time commitment. In both programs, life-enriching relationships are developed between the Big and the Little.



Big Brothers Big Sisters relies on donor funding. Support from individuals like you is vital to provide mentors for children in your community. We help children realize their potential and help to build their futures. We nurture children and help to strengthen communities, and we couldn't do it without you!


Join us on Saturday, November 16th for our annual Fundraising Gala!

For more information about this event, please call (269)684-1100 or email

Purchase your tickets here:

Individual tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.
2019 Gala Invite

Our Proven Impact

Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, we start something incredible: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential. By helping children develop supportive relationships with positive role models, we make a direct and lasting impact on their lives.

Littles matched with Bigs are:

less likely to begin using illegal drugs

less likely to begin using alcohol

less likely to skip school


Big Brothers Big Sisters events are a good time, and kids always win. Starting something with Big Brothers Big Sisters can be as easy as rolling a bowling ball, bidding on some great items, or even just enjoying a gourmet meal! Check out the events below to find one that may be a fit for you or your company.

Upcoming Events

BBBS thanks our sponsors for their support:

  • Honor Credit Union
  • McLaughlin Family Foundation
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BBBS is funded in part with grants from the following:

BBBS Run for Kids Sake Sponsors:

  • Pink Frog Designs