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
“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