Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine
48 Washington St.
Suite 16
Camden, ME 04843

207-236-BBBS (2227)
info@bbbsmidmaine.org

 


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Office Locations:

 

Knox County Office
BBBS of Mid-Maine
48 Washington St. Suite 16
Camden, ME 04843

Lincoln County Office
Farrin Properties
752 Main St.
Damariscotta, ME 04543

Penobscot County Office
Bangor Y 
17 Second Street,
Bangor, ME 04401

Kennebec Valley Office
Alfond Youth Center
126 North St.
Waterville, ME 04901

 

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School-Based Coordinators Needed!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine (BBBSMM) is looking for community minded volunteers to serve as School Coordinators at its School-Based Mentoring sites this fall.  Coordinators are adults from the community who can dedicate 1½ hours for one day each week from October through May (except school vacation weeks) to be at the match meetings of high school and college-aged Bigs and elementary and middle-school aged Littles.  The meetings take place after the school day, which varies by location.


If you are interested in learning more about this role and would like to set up an in-person interview, please contact Matt Donahue, School-Based Mentoring Director, at (207) 941-2808 ext.342 or email matt@bbbsmidmaine.org.

For a full listing of schools in need of School-Based Coordinators, click here.

BIG SALE! Our Office is Moving!

Our midcoast office is moving to Camden. As a result of our great new space, we are looking to sell a number of quality office items at our current Rockland location. If you are interested in an item, or would like to make an offer contact Alex (alex@bbbsmidmaine.org or 593-0380). All proceeds will benefit BBBSMM!

"Match Insider" - Cindy & Jennie!

Big Sister Cindy Wyman says, "I was at a point in my life that becoming a "Big" was exactly what I wanted and needed, and I am so pleased with the process of matching child with adult that I just has to share my thoughts."

"I started working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine as soon as I heard they were going to be including Kennebec and Somerset counties in their service area. I completed an extensive questionnaire about what I would or would not like to have in a "Little", gave my identification information or a background check, and had a meeting with BBBS program staff."

"Before I knew it, Mae was calling to let me know she thought we had a match. We had our first match meeting and I was very impressed with the process. I sat with Mae, my potential "Little" Jennie, and her grandmother. I spoke with Jennie about her likes and dislikes."

"Mae did such a great job matching us we knew right away it would work. We have some very fun visits together, including Bowl For Kids' Sake fundraiser, and I certainly anticipate a long-term sisterhood for us."

"I have been very impressed with the matching, screening and training process and commend Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine for their hard work, great matching technique and their devotion to being there whenever they are needed."


Cindy and Jennie were the first new match made in Kennebec Valley after the expansion. Jennie waits all week long, asking Jean, her grandmother, each day if it is a Cindy day. They meet faithfully every Tuesday, with Jennie waiting in the window until she sees Cindy pull in the driveway. One of their favorite ways to spend time is crafting. They even have matching bracelets now. Often times they just go out to eat and talk about life. Bowling and movies are other favorite activities. They helped the agency grow and make more matches by raising pledges and participating in Bowl For Kids’ Sake. Their team even had matching headbands.

Their relationship means the world to them and Jean, Jennie’s grandmother. Jennie has become more positive about school and begun to take guitar lessons. Recently, Jennie gave Cindy a gift and with it a thank you note that read “I love you Cindy”. With that simple note, Cindy “melted on the spot.” Amazing how the simplest acts of showing up, being yourself, or giving to others, can change a life.

Golf Fore Kids' Sake Raises over $21,000!

Big Brother Mark Allen and his “Little” Ben 
volunteer every year at Golf Fore Kids’ Sake.
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine’s Golf Fore Kids’ Sake raised more than $21,000 to benefit newly-expanded mentoring services for children in Kennebec and Somerset counties. Twenty-three teams competed in the 14th annual golf tournament, held September 6 at Belgrade Lakes Golf Club. The event, sponsored by Kennebec Savings Bank and Kennebec Wealth Management, in partnership with more than 75 contributing businesses and organizations, raised a total of $21,275. This year’s tournament was co-chaired by Ryan Madore and Linda Gifford.

Thank you to our 2013 Golf Fore Kids' Sake Teams:
Augusta Fuel/Maine Drilling & Blasting, Bank of America, Brookewood Realty, Camden National Bank, CBRE/The Boulos Co., JS McCarthy, Colby College, Dead River Company, Fairpoint Communications, G & E Roofing/China-Dine-Ah, GHM Agency, Great Falls Marketing, Huhtamaki, Ken Quirion, Kennebec Savings Bank, Kennebec Valley Federal Credit Union, Linda Gifford Law Office/ Central Maine Title, MaineGeneral Health, Saunders Manufacturing, The Copy Center Plus, The Wolfington Group, Wendy's and Hannaford.

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(Photos by Bill McKenna)
Nicolas Patenaude, from Kennebec Savings Bank, was the only golfer to successfully chip two balls into, and subsequently win, the Loon kayak donated by Somerset Stone Center in Oakland. Golfers were treated to a lobster and steak dinner, sponsored by Lisa’s Restaurant, Hannaford and Ready Seafood, followed by a live auction of donated items that helped raise over $5,000. All proceeds from Golf Fore Kids’ Sake will be used to support recently-expanded school and community Big/Little matches in Kennebec and Somerset counties.