A local organization is gearing up for its second largest fundraiser of the year and it wants the community to get involved.
Big Brothers Big Sister's is having its 13th Annual Buckeye Pep Rally to raise money to recruit, screen and match mentors with area children. Tickets are $25 per person or $250 to reserve a table of ten.
"Your ticket admission gets you food for the evening and all the entertainment, and fun games to get everybody in the spirit of the Ohio State game,...
Big Brothers Big Sisters had a celebration this evening to honor many wonderful volunteers in the program.
The annual awards ceremony recognizes those who have gone above and beyond in their roles as big brothers or sisters in the past year. It also gives the donors an opportunity to listen to the inspiring stories.
"We actually have a huge line up of Big Brothers and Big Sisters volunteers so the selection is pretty tough and we wish we could give out an award to every body...
You can change the life of a child in your community just by donating your time.
Big Brothers Big Sisters say they need the community's help to find good matches for the 68 children on their waiting list. Development Coordinator, Kali Burkhart says the connection changes the lives of the people involved.
"A lot of people will say that they think they start Big Brothers Big Sisters to make a difference in the life of a child, but in return the relationship make a difference...
A new partnership between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to help teens moving from foster care to independent living.
Statistics show that 81 percent of foster care youth are being arrested before the age of 24, 48 percent of females become pregnant by 19 and 40 percent of homeless were once in the foster care system.
"We cannot individually as agencies help this and effect this, but together we can pull our resources and we...
Big Brothers, Big Sisters is hoping their upcoming fundraiser will increase their number of volunteers.
For the first time the organization is pairing up with Bryan Place to hold a Casino Night on March 16th at the Masonic Temple. The night is open to anyone 21 and up, tickets are 30 dollars per person. Money raised will go towards recruiting, screening and training volunteers to be matched with children.
"Big Brothers, Big Sisters pretty much has a year round need for folks...
Big Brothers, Big Sisters largest fundraising event is still a few months away but it is not too early to prepare for the annual Bowl for Kids Sake.
This year, the mentoring program is celebrating it's 30th anniversary of the bowling event. In order to organize, the program is having two kickoff events. The first is on February 5th at Bryan Place at 5:30 PM and February 11th in Cambridge also at 5:30.
"The reason for the kickoff event is to invite people to come and learn...
January is national mentoring month and there's a way you can become involved.
The Big Brothers-Big Sisters organization is looking for bigs to help children waiting for mentors in our area. Executive Director Mollie Crooks said locally about 100 children are waiting in four counties they serve. Some children are for their community based program, which requires two days a month or their school program which is one hour a week.
Several charities win big at the Colony Square Mall's Festival of Giving.
This year the mall split $5,000 between nine local charities. Big Brothers/Big Sisters received 22 percent of the returned receipts and won big earning over $1,100. Executive Director Mollie Crooks said the money will be used to recruit, train and match bigs with littles.
Mall Marketing Manager Kevin Pinson said he was impressed with the turn-out.
As the holidays draw near, so does the season of giving, and sometimes the best gift isn't the most expensive.
Big Brothers Big Sisters locally serves Muskingum, Morgan, Noble, and Perry Counties. In every county there are children waiting for their Big Brother or Big Sister to step forward. The organization is asking members of the community to give the year-round gift of time to those children, starting this holiday season.
"When we're talking about time it really doesn't...