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Big Brothers/Big Sisters gets boost

Wal-Mart supports program locally

(Published Nov. 28, 2007, 11:46 a.m.)

Big Brother Big Sisters of Rock, Walworth and Jefferson Counties recently accepted a $1,000 donation from Wal-Mart-Delavan.

The Good Works Grant was presented to the local mentoring organization to assist with matching children with an adult mentor in a one-on-one environment. Big Brothers Big Sisters has both their community-based mentoring program and Lunch Buddies Mentoring Programs in the Walworth County area.

“Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank WalMart for recognizing our programs in the Delavan area by supporting our agency with a Good Works grant,” said JoLynn Burden, marketing and fund development coordinator in a news release.

“Youth mentoring has proven to increase self esteem, improve academic performance, decrease substance abuse and breeds positive relationships. We thank Wal-Mart for recognizing this and being a partner in making a difference in the Delavan community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a proud partner with the United Way and matches area youth with positive adult role models. For more information on volunteering a few hours a month as a Big Brother or Big Sister, or for ways to support their local programs, call 728-8865 or e-mail bbbsbrooke@netzero.com. Adult volunteers are needed for 13 boys and girls waiting for a positive role model to spend a few hours a month with them.

Make a difference in your community and volunteer today.

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