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Irving S. Gilmore Foundation Awards Grant to BBBS

Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring has been awarded a grant from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation. These funds will help the agency find mentors for children waiting for a Big and provide ongoing support for Bigs and Littles already in a mentoring friendship.

“The Irving S. Gilmore Foundation’s support is greatly appreciated and it is instrumental as we strive to achieve our mission of providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever,” says Amy Kuchta, Big Brothers Big Sisters’chief executive officer.

“We know that those children who have been matched with a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple, or Big Family for at least a year, experience an increase in social acceptance and self-confidence,” Kuchta continues. “In addition, they maintain or improve their grades.

“We appreciate this grant from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, as it will help local children achieve success in life,” Kuchta says.

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