Big & Mini Newsletter 9 (June 27)

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How ya doin’?

June is almost over! In this week’s edition of the newsletter, we’ll be looking at a brand new addition to the Big & Mini mission, Spectrum news, Parade magazine and so much more!

Quote of the Week

“It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own.”- Marcus Aurelius


Updates and News


Big & Mini is proud to announce the Friend and Mentor (FAM) Program! While Big & Mini initially began with the goal of connecting seniors and younger members, after much hard work, the Big & Mini team has been able to expand its outreach by virtually connecting volunteers to people with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. Inspired by her brother, Chelsea Vu created the program with Big & Mini with a goal to not only make connections but also to establish friendships! FAM pairs can form their friendships by playing games, reading together, or just chatting! Sign up now!

Spectrum News:

Spectrum News has recently been working with Big & Mini and interviewing various team members and volunteers to learn more about our story. Read the article and watch the video here:

Parade magazine:

Need some more good news? Check out Parade’s article on 50 inspiring stories from all 50 states, including yours truly, Big & Mini!

Newsletter Archive:

Missed a newsletter or forgot one of the funtivities you were planning to do? No problem! Just scroll to the bottom of the Big & Mini website and find the Newsletter Archive under the “Discover” section to look at old newsletters!

While you're waiting...


In case the updates weren't enough to keep you busy, here are some more fantastic activities to make these days memorable:

  1. Visit Machu Picchu from your own home:
  2. Watch the sunrise and sunset
  3. Plant something new in the garden
  4. Try a new board game you’ve never played before
  5. Make a family scrapbook

Weekly Fun Facts

  • Humans are the only animals who enjoy spicy foods.
  • It’s impossible to hum while you hold your nose.
  • Benjamin Franklin thought the national bird should be a turkey.

Book recommendations

  • The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky  
  • Cry, the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton

Movie recommendations

  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Knives Out
  • Psycho


Weekly Challenge

Big & Mini is challenging you to try something new, fun, and productive!

This week, we challenge you to…

Jump out of bed the second your alarm sounds! Start off the day with energy and enthusiasm! If you accomplish it, let us know through an email or social media. We may just feature you on our website or social media page (with your permission, of course!)

Thank you!

Again, thank you so much for being a part of Big & Mini. With your help, we’re making the world just a little bit brighter :).


Big & Mini Team


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