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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida Celebrates its 33rd Birthday!

This November, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida is celebrating its 33rd Birthday! Since 1989, our agency has been providing one to one mentoring services for children in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay Counties. We are so thankful for the support and generosity we have received from this community for more than three decades and we couldn't do any of it without the help of our volunteers, donors and advocates.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida was established in 1989, after Navy Chaplain Valerie "Elery" St. John DeLong received her orders to the Northwest Florida area. When she arrived, she wanted to serve as a Big Sister. However, there was no Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Determined to establish the nationally known, premier mentoring organization locally, she gathered a small but dynamic group in the fall of 1989. Chaplain Tyson, Captain Robert Jordan, Judith Merritt and Martha Krehely signed the Articles of Incorporation. The vision of these volunteers and other supporters set the tone that has attracted outstanding board members and made possible the unparalleled success of our organization. 

33 years later, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida remains true to our founders' vision of bringing caring role models into the lives of children. As part of our Birthday celebration, we are asking for a very special gift: a donation of $33.00. If you are able to give, visit our website, by clicking this link.  Thank you for your support!

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