COVID-19 AND BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF OKLAHOMA
A message for Bigs:
In mid-March, we recommended matches suspend in-person visits as safer-at-home orders were issued throughout the state. Now that Oklahoma authorities have lifted the orders, we want you to make the best choice for you and your Little when it comes to in-person activities. If you, your Little and your Little’s guardian collectively decide that you are ready for in-person activities, we recommend that you follow the CDCs recommendations for preventing the introduction and spread of COVID-19. If you feel more comfortable continuing with virtual meetings for a while, that is absolutely fine.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma wants to thank you for working to keep yourselves, families and Littles safe. Social distancing has been difficult, but we are proud of how our matches have found innovative ways to stay connected.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Program Specialist.
We need new volunteers and can get you ready with a videoconference or in-person interview. Tell your friends!
Please know that we recognize your work and family situations are uniquely uncertain at this time, and BBBSOK is committed to providing the families we serve the highest level of professional support.
some resources to help you and your little keep in touch.
You can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear.
Simple, easy and high impact!
Pro tip: Send letters or postcards and include an envelope with an address and stamp for them to respond.
Your Little is likely isolated at home so think about what they like to do and send them a small, inexpensive care package. Books, nail polish, art supplies – whatever interests them!
Completely free and can be done via computer or an app on your phone or tablet.
Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows.