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  • ‘I think deep down we all have a calling to give back.’
  • Big urges other young, single men to volunteer
  • John Bollinger stepped forward to become a Big Brother soon after moving to Kalamazoo for his job and urges other young, single men to consider doing the same. "I think we all deep down have a calling to give back, but often times put it off with worries about commitment or we just don’t think we have enough time. We give time to what we make a priority in our lives. From my experience, it’s been the best time spent."
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  • Bigs on Campus program kicks off at KCC, KVCC
  • A desire to directly introduce local students to higher education through mentoring is leading to the launch of a new Big Brothers Big Sisters’ program named Bigs on Campus. Kellogg Community College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College are piloting the program this upcoming school year.
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  • Local companies play a key role in agency's ability to achieve mission
  • There is something special about local companies supporting a local nonprofit that serves local children. These companies know that their investment will make a positive impact on their neighbors.
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  • Upcoming events: Opportunities to support Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • The Fire & Ice Holiday Ball is slated for November 21, 2015 and the agency is set to receive support from the September 19 Harry Fest.
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  • 89 Sponsors Make 38th Benefit Dinner Very Successful
  • Thank you to the corporate sponsors who supported the 38th Annual Benefit Dinner! Your generosity is helping local children change their lives for the better, forever. 
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  • ‘It’s been an honor to watch her grow up.’
  • One-year commitment turns into lifelong friendship
  • In 2002, Corilee Kessler heard about Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring and thought to herself, "I can do that for one year." Now, 13 years later, Kessler and her Little Sister still play important parts in each other's lives.
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