‘She showed me that there is a different world out there’
Janie Bergeron remembers how she felt when she was with her Big Sister Elaine. "When I was with her, I felt like the most important person in the world." Now the executive director of Green Gables Haven in Hastings, Bergeron says her friendship with Elaine was "life changing" and she ties her dedication to serving in the non-profit field to the time she spent with her Big Sister. "It made me want to do more in the world because of the time she spent with me."
Stryker employees give back to community with Bigs in Business programs
Three Stryker divisions (Medical, Instruments and Corporate) are now home to Bigs in Business programs. Collectively, these programs will allow more than 30 high school students to receive the guidance of a mentor.
Change kids' lives: Get involved with Bowl for Kids' Sake
The goal of everything we do at Big Brothers Big Sisters is to help the children we serve change their lives for the better, forever. Having fun while doing this isn’t a requirement but it sure happens often. Case in point: Bowl for Kids’ Sake.
Marc and Jeanne Schupan receive Distinguished Philanthropy Award
This couple seeks to have a positive impact on every organization with whom they partner. Among the organizations closest to their hearts are Big Brothers Big Sisters, where Marc has served on the board of directors, championed a capital campaign and transformed a routine fundraising dinner into a superstar. Jeanne also is connected to the organization, serving as a Big Sister to a young woman for many years.
Marshall Community Foundation Awards $5,000 to agency
Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring has been awarded a $5,000 grant
from the Marshall Community Foundation. A portion of the grant award ($1,000)
comes from the Youth Advisory Council’s grant making budget.