BENEFITING: JEWISH BIG BROTHER-SISTER ASSOCIATION OF BOSTON
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Jeff Ganz wrote -
I said I would never do this. That I wouldn't do it because it was simply too far and required too much training. But, ultimately I couldn't resist. I needed to find a way to have more of an impact on an organization that has a deep meaning to me. I’ve been a “Big Brother" and a board member for many years. I’m running the Boston marathon for JBBBS.
Every day, all year long, JBBBS provides a wide range of services to kids in need and adults with disabilities. And it does so in a great, hands-on way through one-to-one mentoring. That approach works only because of the time, energy, and consistent effort of the agency, its staff, and its volunteers. One by one we work to change the lives of children and their families for the better, forever.
So here is how I am giving back: by dedicating my time, energy, and consistent effort to training for Boston 2015. And, of course, spreading the word about the great things that JBBBS does for children and adults with disabilities that face adversity on a daily basis. Please help this great cause by making a donation today. Thanks very much, Jeff.
Here is more info about JBB/BS:
Since 1919, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston has helped to connect more than 6,000 children in need to adult mentors. We’ve introduced over 1,000 adults who have disabilities to new friends in their communities. We’ve sent over 350 former Little Brothers and Sisters to college and over 1,600 to day and overnight camp on scholarships designated exclusively for JBBBS alums. We’ve witnessed the simple, profound, simply profound impact mentoring-friendships have on the lives they touch: Stronger relationships with parents and peers, improved decision-making, better grades, increased self-confidence, higher life ambitions. Indeed, while much has changed for us in our over nine-decade history, the same values of family and community that inspired our beginnings sustain us to the present. Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters provides programs for children and adults are structured around the importance of a one-to-one match between mentors and mentees.
Research has shown that a strong, sustainable relationship with a mentor – a sound role model, a trusted adviser, a committed friend – can have a long-lasting impact on self-esteem, life ambition, success in school, work and relationships. And it’s not just mentees who report a positive impact from their involvement in our programs. Mentors, too, report their own lives changed for the better, forever, for having encountered their mentees.
For more information, http://www.jbbbs.org