September 14, 2012- Vineland, NJ-In August, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties launched their annual Book Bag Campaign in preparation for the 2012-2013 school year. Because of the generosity of the local community, this campaign was highly successful with over 700 book bags and supplies collected. A major focus of the campaign was to collect enough supplies to help schools provide students with the necessary educational tools throughout the school year.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties is especially grateful to the following donors: Dempsey & Weiss of Elmer, Farmer’s Mutual Insurance, Magnolia Hill Studios, Sweet Pea’s Children’s Shoppe, United Way of Salem County, Cumberland Green Apartments, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Community Health Care, Better Education for Kids, and numerous individual donors.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties hosted a summer picnic where many of the “littles” and their siblings received book bags and school supplies. The organization also partners with 22 different schools within Cumberland and Salem Counties to provide needed supplies.
Over 300 local children were mentored in one-to-one, long-term, life changing relationships through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties program in 2011. But many children are still waiting to meet their Big Brother or Big Sister. We know not everyone has the desire to be a mentor but everyone CAN help make a difference. Start Something Today as a volunteer or donor. For more information, visit www.bbbs.org/CumberlandSalemNJ or call the office at 856-692-0916.