Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge, which serves seven counties throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, just launched a new summer-long volunteer recruitment campaign.
Titled “100 Matches In 100 Days,” the goal of the campaign is to secure 100 new Big Brother and Big Sister matches by August 30.
Tanya Olaviany, program director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge, will retire on August 30 after 32 years with the agency. And though she says the agency currently has approximately 400 Big Brother and Big Sister matches in the areas that it serves – which provide valuable mentoring relationships to children in need – there are also approximately 250 children on the waiting list.
“It’s very fulfilling when we can provide a Big Brother or Big Sister match to a child,” says Olaviany. “But it’s equally frustrating, due to a shortage of volunteers, to have so many children waiting for such a mentor to come into their lives. With only an hour or two per week, you can really help change the life of the child. Our goal, with this campaign, is to cut that waiting list almost in half, and to provide these children, right now – in 2018 – with a caring mentor.”
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(Information from Alan Stout)