The 6th annual Run for Aaron was held in East Vineland at the Our Lady of Pompeii Church on Dante Avenue on April 13th 2013. The event is run by the Ploch family in memory of their beloved son Aaron Charles Ploch. This year, the Run for Aaron donated $8,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters with a collective total of $21,900 since 2011. Diane Ploch can be seen in the photos presenting the $8,000 check to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties’ CEO, Donna Bennett along with Board Member Michele Plumbo. This funding has helped the agency recruit, enroll, train, and supervise 20 one-to-one mentoring relationships known as ‘matches. Aaron was an active and loving young boy who passed away suddenly in 1999 at the age of 10. This year’s run supported the Aaron Ploch Memorial Scholarship which is awarded each year to deserving students from the Vineland area and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is honored to announce that for the third consecutive year, the Ploch Family has chosen the local youth-mentoring program as their charity of choice. Support such as this helps Big Brothers Big Sisters provide long-term, outcome-based, mentoring programs at no charge for the children, parents and volunteer mentors. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and making a positive impact on a child’s life, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties will host a “Little Moments Session” on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 from 12:15pm to 1:15pm at their office on 1944 East Landis Avenue in Vineland. The session is an informal one-hour luncheon designed to educate the community about the work that is done at Big Brothers Big Sisters. Each session features testimonials from current volunteers and a behind-the-scenes tour to meet the professional staff members.
For more information on the Run for Aaron visit www.runforaaron.com. Additional details on Big Brothers Big Sisters can be found at www.southjerseybigs.org or by calling the office at 856-692-0916.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties has served over 3,000 children in the past 10 years through professionally-supported, long-term, outcome-based, one-to-one mentoring programs. The organization strives to provide successful mentoring relationships for children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.