BENEFITING: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area
EVENT DATE: May 31, 2015
April 28, 2015
Welcome to the PwC SF Team’s Fundraising Page for The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area: Coasting for Kids' Sake 2015 Walkathon!
Sunday, May 31, 2015 • San Francisco Coastline
Registration: 9 am • Walk Start: 10 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area is excited to invite you to be a part of our 2nd Annual Coasting for Kids’ Sake Walk-a-thon. We are walking the glorious San Francisco coastline from Land's End to Crissy Field to raise awareness and funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area. It costs $2500 for our professionally trained staff to create a match between a Big and a Little, and $1500 per year to maintain each match. We hope to raise $250,000, enough to pay for 100 Littles to be matched. We also hope to find over 800 Big Brothers/Big Sisters out there! No one should have to wait to find a caring mentor.
Sponsoring Coasting for Kids’ Sake is a great way to encourage corporate team bonding, spend the day enjoying San Francisco’s natural beauty, and most importantly, to directly support local Bay Area youth in need of an adult mentor. All participants will receive a t-shirt, water bottle, breakfast and lunch.
• Sign up for a Corporate Team, raise $2500, and successfully match one waiting Little.
• Once matched, 100% of Littles improve their grades, 96% are less likely to resort to violence to solve conflicts, 74% improve their future outlook, and almost 50% are less likely to use drugs than their peers.
• For each $1 invested in an effective mentoring program, there is a social return on investment (SROI) of approximately $3.
• In 2014, a mere 40 walkers made over 4000 direct email and 40,000 social media contacts to promote this event, and in 2015 we plan to more than double those numbers. That will also double the amount of eyeballs that will see just how much YOU care about this community.
Join the Effort!
Please join the PwC team's effort today by registering to walk and/or by making a donation. Your participation in the Coasting for Kids' Sake 2015 Walkathon will make a huge difference in the life of a Little who was on our waiting list to be matched with a caring adult mentor (a Big). Please visit our main fundraiser page to make a donation and please join the PwC team to participate in the walkathon and fundraise for our campaign!
Note:In order to receive a t-shirt for the event, you need to be registered on the Crowdrise site by Wednesday, May 5. You will be able to select a t-shirt size when you register. Walkers who sign up after May 5 won't receive a shirt, but they will still receive hats!
Be sure to check our team Web site frequently to see our progress, and thanks for your support!