So, there are two fundraisers I have done every year since I started working at my current company. One is the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk and the other, which I am starting fundraising for today is for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities.
This particular organization is very near and dear to me because it is all about children who struggle or who generally have less than most people. I truly believe that if these children have mentors, we can make a difference. We should be doing all we can to give these children what they deserve. Children here, and all over the WORLD deserve to have all the opportunities possible.
You may not know this, but it cost $1,300 to match just ONE child with a mentor. So all the proceeds that I raise will go directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities to help continue to create meaningful matches for the children right here in the Twin Cities who need someone to look up to during these important formative years of their lives.
Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters were:
- 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
- 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
- 52% less likely to skip school
- 37% less likely to skip a class
- more confident of their performance in schoolwork
- one-third less likely to hit someone
- getting along better with their families
So, JOIN ME by giving a donating to my Bowling For Kid’s Sake Fundraiser in order to help the Big Brothers Big Sisters continue to match great mentors with the children who need these mentors in their lives.