Monogram Builders Raise Awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters
LARGO - More than 400 members of the Pinellas County community recently attended Big Brothers Big Sisters' largest event of the year. The "Start Something Big Breakfast," hosted by Monogram Builders, and Tim and Sandy Stroyne, raised awareness and support for the tri-county agency. Big Brothers Big Sisters supporters recruited other members of the community to attend the event and hear more about the mission and vision of the program.
"Big Brother" Mike Olson and "Little Brother" Jared shared their match experience through Big Brothers Big Sisters. The two have been paired with the support of the program for more than 5 years. Jared (age 17) spoke about the impact that his "Big" has made in his life. Jared shared his dream of attending college next year and is currently completing paperwork for a Bright Futures Scholarship.
The breakfast attendees also heard from a relative caregiver, Deb Bratcher, who currently cares for three grandchildren, all matched with "Bigs" in the program. An exclusive video highlighting the agency's impact in the local community was also unveiled.
"The need for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program has never been greater," said Susan Rolston, Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters. "Though our impact is significant, we continue to face two of our biggest needs, financial support of our programs and the volunteers to serve children, especially male volunteers."
To find out how you can make a difference, visit www.bbbspc.org or call (727) 518-8860.
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