"Blankets From Bigs is dedicated to providing funds and services that will help empower children through a fun and unconditional relationship built by Big Brothers Big Sisters while enhancing our business knowledge, experience and skill set."
Blankets From Bigs conducted a survey through SurveyMonkey.com to determine what our customers would be most interested in buying from us. In the end, Blankets From Bigs chose to sell a quality black fleece blanket with a mule head logo on the corner of the blanket. It also came with a red strap for easier transportation for our customers.
Our Financials were handled through our Accounting Team, who collected and recorded receipts from sold blankets by the company members. All of this was done in a neat and orderly fashion alongside the Inventory Team to keep track of both finances and inventory. This was to make sure records match as to have a minimal amount of mistakes throughout the semester.
Blankets From Bigs wanted to give back to a local charity that helped kids within our area. After thinking over all of our options we chose to give our company proceeds to the Big Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit, child-mentoring program. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County supports children and their families by offering positive, adult role models to children who can benefit from the relationship. The goal is to empower a child through a fun, unconditional relationship.
The funds raised will be used to match children on their waiting list with volunteers and to screen volunteers and families. While the community has been very supportive in 2012, they still have a funding gap that they are working hard to raise enough funding to keep up with their growing program.
Professional trained Case Managers try and match Bigs and Littles who share similar interest, hobbies and morals. Bigs and Littles spend time together doing normal, everyday activities like walking the dog, cooking, or playing video games. School based volunteers spend one lunch hour a week hanging out with a child at school. To be a Little in the Big Brothers Big Sisters community based mentoring program you must be between the ages of 7 and 14 and be from a one-parent or other non-traditional family. Also, school based Littles must be enrolled in one of our program schools.
There are 800 other Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the U.S. Although it is a satellite of the Greater KC office, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County are financially independent from the Greater KC office.
For our community service event we planned a Carnival style Halloween party that had different games and activities for children to play. It was fun for the entire family and all ages enjoyed their time with us. Our individual goal for each person is to have ten hours of community service completed, and we reached that!
Blankets From Bigs had the best company members anyone could ask for! We had great teamwork throughout the semester through our selling efforts as well as participating in our service events with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Here is a list of our wonderful company members (click to view personal site):