Update on BBBSAK's response to COVID-19

COVID-19 is an evolving global, national, and statewide issue. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska (BBBSAK), the health and safety of our Littles, Bigs, families, staff, event participants, and partners is our first priority. As participants and/or supporters of our program, we want to communicate openly with you about our procedures, plans and general tips for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

IN EFFECT NOW:

  • Match activities - canceled through April  
  • Matchmaking -  enrollment interviews, training, Match meetings, etc. will be done via video conferencing only
  • Match meetings - we strongly recommend that all Bigs and Littles suspend in-person meetings. Matches are required to comply with all state and local ordinances, as well as the CDC, recommended safety measures. Matches are encouraged to focus on building their friendship through email, phone, text, FaceTime, etc.  Here are some ideas for staying connected.  Contact your Match Support Specialist for additional ideas.
  • Bowl for Kids’ Sake - LaneWars is going virtual Saturday, April 18 through 25. Click here to join the fun and invest in potential. 
  • Clothing and household donations - temporarily suspended. Email [email protected] to receive an update when services begin again.
  • Saff - working remotely Monday, March 16th until future notice 

The leadership team will continue to monitor and make decisions on when we will return to in-person gatherings. Updates will be reflected on this page. 

RESOURCES

Questions and Information about the COVID-19

Statewide

Fairbanks 

Mat-Su 

Anchorage

Juneau

Activities to keep Littles and children engaged

Emotional Support, Self-Care, & Health