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Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (BBBS Independence) is calling on students from Temple University to Go Big or Go Home by participating in a grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funds that will help provide mentors to children facing adversity in our region.

That’s not all! Students will be rewarded for their efforts in raising both dollars and awareness for BBBS Independence with awesome incentive prizes.

So what are we asking? It’s simple.

Team Structure: We’re looking for Temple University students to form at least 10 teams, with up to 20 people per team. The goal is for each team to raise at least $150 per team member.

Campaign Timeline:
Students will have six weeks to raise funds & awareness
Wednesday, March 1st - Friday, April 21st

Fundraising Goal:
Raise money and awareness to support the mission of BBBS Independence!


Students will receive prizes for various accomplishments!

Prizes may include:
• Live Nation Concert Tickets
• Saxbys Coffee Gift Cards
• Urban Outfitters Gift Cards (grand prize team award)
• Apple iPad
• Philadelphia Flyers Tickets
• To-Go Study Break Snack Bags

Fundraising isn’t all of it— to meet the needs of today’s business students, we’re throwing a networking study break event for every participant who meets their goal of $150!

On Monday May 1st, qualifying individuals will be invited to attend a networking study break event at Saxbys Headquarters with some of Philadelphia’s leading professionals, hosted by Saxbys CEO and BBBS Board Member, Nick Bayer.

You will have the opportunity to make connections and build relationships, develop face-to-face networking skills, receive job readiness advice from those in attendance, and learn more about those leading the way in Philadelphia, all while having a few laughs and enjoying light bites.

The Temple University Career Center will also be on-site to do quick one-on-one resume reviews and provide you extra tips for entering the workforce. Make sure you bring your resume with you!


Contact John Whitehead, Manager of Special Events & Donor Relations, at or 215.701.8107.

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