Big Brothers Big Sisters Hosts BIG Celebration For Volunteers

The ninth annual BIG Celebration, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Kosciusko County, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Warsaw Community Church, 1855 S. County Farm Road.

This dinner will benefit the organization’s mission to help local children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentor relationships, according to a news release from Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS).

A reception and a silent auction will take place at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and a program to follow at 6:45 p.m. Guests will be treated to a fashion show starring Bigs, Littles and children on the waiting list, with a grand prize giveaway to follow – but the major event of the night will be the Charles D. Smith Award. Established in 2015 and named in honor of its inaugural recipient, this accolade recognizes those who demonstrate passionate volunteerism, strong community leadership and a lifelong commitment to serving others.

There is no fee to attend the celebration, but guests may donate to the program if inspired and are encouraged to contribute a gift of $75. Gifts made that evening will be entered to win a grand prize.

“Every donation counts!” said Kosciusko’s Community Development Director Tammy Smith. “Whether you donate your time or your money, the generosity of our guests will ensure a bigger and brighter future for children living in Kosciusko County.”

This dinner was made possible by Indiana Physical Therapy, First Source Bank’s Esther Pfleiderer Charitable Trust and Pro Resources Staffing Services.

Reserve seats by contacting Tammy Smith at 574-306-2178 or

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana is a nonprofit organization serving 12 counties in Northeast Indiana and southern Michigan. Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

For over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that the ability to succeed and thrive in life is inherent in all children, the news release states. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally-supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, visit the website at