OF OCEAN COUNTY
20 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753
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Making a BIG impact with proven results! We've always known we were making a positive impact on children and empowering them to succeed. A nationwide study confirmed it for us.

OUR IMPACT

Little Grows Up And Becomes A BIG Success

Jeff Heilbrun became a Big Brother 15 years ago to a 15 year old boy named Phil. They met on Father's Day. Jeff had a son that had died and Phil's parents were divorced.

 

The bond was instant. They did many things together, like hiking and kayaking. Phil had dinner with Jeff and his wife Maureen regularly. Phil is good with his hands, and he taught Jeff things, like mechanics. Phil is part of Jeff's family, like a son to him and Maureen.

 

The relationship has had a powerful impact on Phil, showing him the value of a stable man and family. Phil is now 30 years old, a bank equipment technician, and he is mentoring his younger brother. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County Ranked #1 in the Northeast Region by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America for Match Retention - the length of our matches!

Measured Financial Accountability 

Ratings/Endorsements Big Brothers Big Sisters of America  

   

Great Nonprofits, reviews and rates nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S., ranks us as a top Children's and Families Nonprofit  - 5 STAR RATING

 

The American Institute of Philanthropy includes us in its list of Top-Rated Charities. We're one of only two national youth-development organizations to receive AIP's top rating A+

 

Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance  recognizes us as a top charity, meeting all Standards for Charitable Accountability including governance, fund raising practices, solicitations and spending.

 

Awarded The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence fewer than 2,000 of 1,000,000 charities awarded this honor. We're able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that we meet highest standards of public accountability, program and cost effectiveness.

Researchers found after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Littles compared to those not in our program:

Honoring 
High School Bigs Recognizing Their Commitment to Their Little