Press release from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina:
Every child needs a friend, and Big Brothers Big Sisters is just that friend to hundreds of children in Buncombe County. Last fiscal year, with the help of our “Bigs” and other supporters, we served 1,329 local children, more young people than we’ve ever served before.
With rising enrollment comes rising expenses, which is why Big Brothers Big Sisters of Buncombe County is holding its Power of Potential Giving Day on Thursday, Sept. 12. You can help BBBS with its vital work by donating then, or you can contribute today, at bbbswnc.org/giving-day.
The experiences Bigs and Littles have together are proven to change each other’s lives. Littles do better in school, have more confidence and are less likely to make bad decisions. Bigs, supported by the BBBS staff, find meaning in being a steady, positive influence in their Littles’ lives. Littles’ families note a more positive attitude and a resolve to constructively solve problems that was often missing before.
These core functions of BBBS of Buncombe County empower Littles to identify and achieve their hopes and dreams. With the help of their Bigs and families, we help inspire, ignite and empower the potential of some of the most amazing kids you’ll ever meet.
Take part by making a continuing or one-time donation. To prompt you, our Circle Donors have agreed to match up to $10,000 during our Power of Potential Giving Day campaign.
And then on Sept. 12, from 6-8 p.m., come join Bigs and other adults at Barley’s Taproom in downtown Asheville as we celebrate our many years of supporting the great kids in Buncombe County who need a friend like you. You can learn more about us at bbbswnc.org.
If we all pull together by donating whatever we can, we can help Big Brothers Big Sisters continue to unlock the power of potential in the children of Buncombe County!