What is Whatever It Takes For Kids' Sake?

Unfortunately, we’re not able to be together this year to Bowl for Kids’ Sake, but we still want and need to give people opportunity to support our mission while gathering virtually during this unique period of social distancing. Whatever It Takes for Kid's Sake is  our largest fundraiser, raising over $250,000 annually for children facing adversity in the 7 counties we serve throughout eastern, central and midcoast Maine. This year will be a super fun event that supports 1-to-1 mentoring programs that defend the potential of youth in your community. All money raised stays local! 

 

How does this event help kids?

It has never been more important to maintain and support the 435 youth we currently serve, and to help create new 1:1 friendships that support the well-being of our kids.  Money raised is used to carefully match Bigs and Littles to ensure child safety, fund healthy activities and snacks at mentoring programs and provide professional support for children, families and volunteers to help build and sustain long-lasting relationships! 

 

How do I get started?

Step 1: Form teams of 4 or 5 people. Then decide "whatever you will do" to support kids! Walk, run, swim, paint, disc golf, yoga---be creative! We have a simplified, electronic registration process to not only register your team, but raise money the easy way, online! Click REGISTER to get started! 

Step 2: Set your personal and team goals. Most individual bowlers raise $100  and collectively teams aim high to reach $1,400, which is the cost to make a Big/Little Match! What impact do you want to have? Teams that raise $500 or more will receive a very cool 2020 BBBS of Mid-Maine t-shirt!

 Step 3: Set up your fundraising page and start sharing it now with friends through emails and social media. Your donors can support you easily and safely by making a gift online. Of course you can also collect donations and turn them in at the event. 

 Step 4: Share your photos and videos with us on social media! And check in weekly to see if you are one of our weekly winners of  local gift certificates!