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October Business Partnerships


KNOXVILLE, TN (October 5, 2020) Here are some of the exciting partnerships our team is rolling out during the month of October. Make plans to visit and thank the below businesses for investing in the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee!

Nourishing Change at Three Rivers Market: BBBS-ETN will be Three Rivers’ featured non-profit throughout the month of October. Please consider stopping by 1110 N. Central Street to give the Three Rivers team a high five—and to round up your purchase!

Queso for Kids: Not to be cheesy, but our friends at Moe’s Southwest Grill continue to be amazing. Between Oct. 5 and Oct. 31, $1 from each cup of queso sold at the Cumberland Avenue and Northshore Drive locations will benefit BBBS-ETN. The Moe’s team has also agreed to provide five meals per week for families in need during the month of October.

Target Circle: From Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, we’re once again a featured non-profit through the Target Circle program. So, next time you drop by a Target for that one item that turns into a full cart, be sure to place a vote for BBBS-ETN.

Lids: Starting this fall, Lids is excited to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters for limited-edition custom embroidery hats! This partnership, which runs in our local stores Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021, is an opportunity to spread awareness and raise funds for the mission of BBBS.

In addition to those businesses, thanks to all of our wonderful partners throughout the region. Corporate partnerships empower resilience during the pandemic and also allow the BBBS-ETN team to connect families with essential services like food, rent assistance, behavioral health services, and more.

For a full list of the businesses of all sizes who support our agency, visit

Speaking of October promotions and activities, there’s still time to register for BBBS-ETN’s October events – including the BBBS Golf Classic (Oct. 1-31) and the Virtual Quarry Run 5K (Oct. 9-18).

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee defends potential in children through strong and enduring, professionally supported one‐to‐one relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Youth enrolled in the program achieve measurable outcomes, including improved educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater self-confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 50-year history in the Knoxville area.

During the COVID-19 crisis – and every day – BBBS-ETN is committed to keeping kids connected through a supportive mentor and dedicated case workers. The agency goes one step further, connecting both families and caregivers with critical services, serving those affected by loss of income, food insecurity, lack of healthcare, isolation, and anxiety due to COVID-19. Learn more at


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