Stories tagged with: Big Brothers Big Sisters

January 29, 2013 - 7:28pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

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 8, 2013 - 5:58pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

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.

"January sometimes everybody is done in the...

November 28, 2012 - 6:34pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

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.

"We had over $14,000 in receipts turned in for...

November 12, 2012 - 6:41pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

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...

November 6, 2012 - 6:10pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

The month of November brings with it several events in the Muskingum County area.

The Zanesville South Business Association's annual Holiday Parade takes place November 18th at 2 p.m.. The deadline for entry registration is November 7th. All parade entries must pre-register. Performing groups, floats and motorcycles are just a few parts of the parade the public will be treated to.

"We are very proud to announce that it's probably the largest holiday parade in the South...

August 28, 2012 - 7:21pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

One local organization is celebrating Fat Tuesday in August.

It was the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville's yearly banquet to honor its volunteers and donors at Bryan Place.

The banquet had a Mardi Gras theme to it, which Executive Director Mollie Crooks said represents the mission of the organization.

"It brings different people together, from different cultures, to have a good time, and to unite for a common cause and that's basically what Big Brothers Big...

April 12, 2012 - 11:14am
4 years 11 weeks ago

Youth in our community will get a chance to pair up with law enforcement in a program designed to bring the two together.

Through the Ohio Attorney General's Office and the Cal Ripkin Senior Foundation a $20,000 grant was awarded to the Zanesville Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, Wednesday. The program is eight weeks and is called Ohio Badges for Baseball. The hands-on program teams law enforcement with youth ages 10-14 to help create a positive relationship between the two.

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March 25, 2012 - 5:32pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

Bowlers are wrapping up their efforts to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Sunday marked the last day of the Muskingum County Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser at Maysville All Star Lanes.  Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters Mollie Crooks said the turnout was less than expected, but every bit helps.

"The event has been phenomenal once again. We were down on teams this year and we were a little down on fundraising, but right now we're standing at 62,000...

February 7, 2012 - 3:27pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for volunteers to help raise money - by bowling.

The Bowl for Kids Sake "Rock and Bowl" event raises money to help recruit, screen and match volunteer mentors with local youth.
Executive Director Mollie Crooks says she was overwhelmed by the community's generosity at last year's event.

"The Bowl for Kids Sake in Muskingum County has turned into a four day event because of the great support and great participation we've had...

January 28, 2012 - 6:29pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

All it takes is a little effort to make a big difference in the life of a child.

On Saturday about 100 "bigs" and "littles" spent the afternoon at Blits Restaurant and Arcade in Zanesville.  They're part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, which helps children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships.

"My favorite part is being that sponsor, that mentor to someone that may not have one in his or her life,...

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