January 12, 2019 - January 26, 2019
Please join us for the opening reception of Have a HeArt for Big Brothers Big Sisters this Saturday, January 12, 5 to 7 pm at the Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, NC. Featuring more than 100 works by 70+ area artists, there is plenty to delight everyone! We hope you will help us honor the efforts of all of these generous artists who contributed to support Big Brothers Big Sisters by coming out and bidding on their unique works of HeArt!

Be sure to come down and bid on a HeArt or two....or three. Closing Reception is Saturday, January 26th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Don't miss it!


Locally, BBBS evolved from the “Friends” organization—a program that began in 1975. Until 1980, it existed on government support and was mainly used by the courts to provide volunteers for juvenile offenders and operations ceased when this support was withdrawn.

A modest grant from the Phoenix Organization enabled the program to reopen in August 1981 and then in August 1982, it officially affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Five years later, we added our Henderson County branch office, and over the following thirty years, we expanded to serve ten Western North Carolina counties.

Cumulatively, Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC has served over 14,000 children. In 2016-2017, almost seven-hundred children benefitted by having a one on one relationship with a Big and over 2,000 were served in total.