This Mother’s Day (May 8, 2016), Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County wants to give our military mothers a special gift of a Big Brother or Big Sister for their sons or daughters. In San Diego County, there are 54 children who are currently waiting for a mentor, while dad is deployed or while the family needs extra support.
WE NEED YOUR HELP:
You have the opportunity to make a mother's day wish come true, by providing a trusted friend for her child(ren) during a time of increased stress. When 7-year old Kazin's father was deployed in Iraq and mom was pregrant with twins, Kazin said, "My Big Brother Shane taught me not to carry the world on my shoulders.” Kazin's mom would get emotional any time she talked about the impact Shane has had on her son and how it helped make things easier on her.
To raise half the funds needed to support 54 new mentoring relationships through individual donations and then challenge the corporate and business community to match those dollars. Cost per match is $1,550/year.
WHAT IS OPERATION BIGS:
Operation Bigs is the first program of its kind started by Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County in 2004, which provides mentorship for children in military families who deserve our thanks and support.
MORE INFO ON BBBS:
For 100 years nationally and 55 locally, Big Brother Big Sisters (BBBS) has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 18. These positive one-to-one relationships have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.