It's not just a donation.
It's an investment in a child's future.

When you donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center, you join our cause and directly support children right here in the Lowcountry. No matter how little or big the amount, your donation can help make a difference in the lives of young people around you.

Why your donation is important

Your donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC goes far. Your financial support helps us provide our life-changing services to children right here in the Tri-county area—so we can develop more college graduates, community leaders and entrepreneurs. Your donation means you have a chance at creating opportunity and making an impact.

Your financial support starts lots of things, like:

  • recruiting new Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers
  • covering the costs of background checks, while ensuring that the trained professionals here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC match Littles to responsible Bigs
  • providing cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for children

Why you can trust us

Established in the Charleston area in 1979, Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC has successfully matched over 8,000 children right here in the Lowcountry. Our program is proven, and we’ve got the results to show for it. With your donation to us, you can rest assured that your funds are being entrusted to an effective program that works.

Additionally, as a program of Carolina Youth Development Center, which was founded in 1790 as the Charleston Orphan House, Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC has continually earned the highest national accreditation rating from the Council on Accreditation since 1998. Successful completion of this rigorous accreditation serves as a testament to our responsible stewardship and effective management and operation.

Help us start something for Lowcountry children right now.




I want to become a Big Sponsor!

Become a Big Sponsor.
Witness the change you inspire.

Becoming a Big Sponsor means you will financially support one match between a Big and a Little for a period of three years. What do you get in return? You'll get direct feedback from your match letting you know exactly how your contribution is affecting the life of an underserved child in the Charleston community.

One Big. One Little. One Big Sponsor. Become a part of a relationship that will help empower and encourage a child. Watch the video to learn more.


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