“I have seen first-hand not only the impact this mentorship has on the life of a ‘Little’, but also the impact that this program has on the ‘Big’ mentor. My daughter, Morgan served as a high school ‘Big’. I saw her grow in many ways as a role model, and I was excited to see the value of giving back firmly solidified through this service-learning opportunity. It’s a mission that has continued to move me to become further invested in it. I invite others in our community to learn more, volunteer, and join me in this campaign. It’s critical to the vitality of our community,” shared by Dan Falasca
Dan Falasca visited Wood School where “Bigs” mentor elementary school-aged “Littles” for an hour each week.
Vineland, NJ February 8, 2017
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties (BBBSCS) is excited to announce that several notable community leaders have kicked off its endowment fund campaign with $341,723. The Support Mentoring Campaign Kick-off was marked by the Fox Foundation’s generous offer to match the first $100,000 received for this campaign. Inspired by this challenge, an individual donor gave a personal $100,000 cash gift to the campaign.
The Support Mentoring Campaign goal is to raise $500,000 to initially build Big Brothers Big Sisters’ endowment fund. The fund will help offset the costs of professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships in the future.
It costs an estimated $1200 each year to develop and maintain each one-to-one mentoring relationship. There is no fee for the volunteers or children who participate in the mentoring programs.
In 2016, the agency served approximately 300 youth and achieved significant immediate impact, while laying the groundwork for future productive citizens.
Big Brothers Big Sisters plans to serve 340 children in 2017, and to grow its sustainable funds to provide for continued growth in the future.