Charity Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

Charity Spotlight is a recurring feature in which Oz showcases the amazing charities and community organizations in the city which we proudly sponsor and partner with.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC 

 

Oz Moving & Storage were proud to sponsor the Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City Young Professionals Committee “Big Night Out” on Saturday, February 27th. The event was held to raise funds for the parent organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC, who Oz has been proud to partner with for years. Learn more about why Oz is so proud to sponsor Big Brothers, Big Sisters of NYC and how we help them make our community a better place.

 

Learn About the Organization

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of NYC is a youth mentoring agency. The NYC chapter has a rich, over 100-year-old history, as it was founded in 1904 as the first chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. BBBS is credited with being the first youth mentoring organization in the United States, inspiring a wave of charities.

Older volunteers, or “Big (Brothers/Sisters)”, are paired with a disadvantaged “little”. Every year, BBBSNYC connects 5,000 children living below or at the poverty line in NYC to a volunteer. Like any good big brother/sister, the volunteers at BBBSNYC are committed to helping their littles achieve and succeed by supporting them, teaching them from their own experiences, and being there to understand their difficult circumstances. Educational iniatives from the Bigs help keep littles in school and acheiving; 96% of their high school seniors graduate and 94% of those graduates are accepted into college. With community based activities as well as school-based activities, the BBBSNYC program is dedicated to helping instill hope and relief into the lives of impoverished youth.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Oz Charity Sponsorship 

 

How Oz Is Helping the Cause

Oz is proud to partner with Big Brothers, Big Sisters NYC and all the great community work they do. Since 2011, Oz has been happy to donate our services free of charge to BBBSNYC to help them put on two of their most successful fundraising events; the “Gridiron Games” which take place at Metlife Stadium, and the “Big Night Out.”, which was held at Chelsea Piers’ pier 60 this year. In donating services, we help coordinate these events and raise additional funds by auctioning off our services to event attendees.

 

Playing Roulette for Charity

The Event

At 2016’s “Big Night Out”, the Big Brothers, Big Sister of NYC’s Young Professionals Committee was able to raise over $180,000 for BBBSNYC. Oz’s donation of moving services valued at $1,000 and continued support with event set-up and breakdown via moving services. Oz was also present to take in a fun night of games, entertainment, and fundraising for a great cause.

 

Auctioning for Charity

 

How You Can Help BBBSNYC

Big Brothers, Big Sister NYC could always use help in the form of volunteers and donations to continue their great work in improving the lives of at-risk youth in New York City. Your contribution today can help these children build a better rest of their life.


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