Here at Heart of Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters, we wouldn't be able to do what we do without the generous support of our community. Without state or government funding, our biggest source of income comes from our agency fundraisers.
Supporting our Events, Supports our agency.
Bowl for Kids' Sake
Around the nation, Bowl for Kids' Sake is the largest fundraiser for most Big Brothers Big Sisters' agencies. For Heart of Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters, raising $100 gets you two games of bowling and shoe rental, pizza, and a Bowl for Kids' Sake t-shirt. The more money you raise, the more prizes you get!
Golf Fore Kids' Sake
The first Monday in June marks our annual Golf Fore Kids' Sake fundraiser at Peoria Country Club. Tee up with three friends to raise money for HOIBBBS
and you'll receive a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses, and complimentary food and drinks on the course!
Dine for Kids' Sake
Dine for Kids' Sake is a unique fundraiser for Heart of Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters. Each year features a 'celebrity' Chef who prepares a wonderful four-course meal, with wine pairing, for our guests. We are fortunate to have The Warehouse on State host this event for us every October.
Big Luau is our newest HOIBBBS fundraiser. It's a night filled with food, drinks, and live music. You can also try your best in our hula hoop and limbo contests. Our young professional group, Leadership Council, plans this event for us in the late summer.
Putt N' Crawl
Putt N' Crawl is a miniature golf bar crawl that happens in both downtown Canton and Galesburg. Nine local bars participate in the event and players compete for the best score. The funds raised at Putt N' Crawl support our satellite offices in Fulton and Knox county.