SIDNEY — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County received a grant from Edward & Marilyn Borchers and The Community Foundation.
This grant was given to the agency to help fund iPads at Northwood, Longfellow and Emerson Buddies programs. Accoding to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County, the funding of the iPads has made the after school buddies sessions a lot easier. It has allowed the agency to be able to bring technology into the sessions, allowing them to easily access records, watch videos, and capture moments by taking pictures. The efficiency of getting things accomplished at the buddies’ sessions has been extremely helpful because of these iPads.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is a non-profit United Way member agency. Proceeds from the event will benefit local Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies which matches at-risk children with volunteer role models. These volunteers are screened thoroughly and meet with children at least two times per month offering guidance, support, and positive role-modeling. The concept of services by Big Brothers Big Sisters is to get community members to open up their lives to a young child within their own community. It does not take a great deal of time, money, or talent; the volunteers just need to care about children.
To get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County, contact 937-492-7611 or visit https://www.bigbrobigsis-shelbydarke.org/.