Tuesday, March 22, 2011

EECU Announces Support of Big Brothers Big Sisters

EECU – A Community Credit Union is pleased to announce that in addition to donating volunteer hours to help support Big Brothers Big Sisters, they have also contributed funds to the organization to help children in the community realize their potential and build their futures.

In 2011, EECU has committed to participating in the “Big/Little” program, fundraising activities, and special events on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jackson. Additionally, EECU has donated $1,261.00 toward the BBBS Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Golf “Fore” Kids’ Sake, and Comedy for Kids’ Sake annual fundraising events. “EECU is proud to support such an important and worthy cause that helps to nurture and strengthen the youth in our community,” said Kathy Spahr, HR, Training and Development Director for EECU, and Volunteer Board Member for BBBS.

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”).

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a system of ongoing evaluation and support that is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that “Littles” will perform better in school and avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others. Headquartered in Philadelphia with a network of nearly 400 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 250,000 children. Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate, or volunteer at BigBrothersBigSisters.org.

Photo includes EECU presenting a check for $1,261.00 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jackson. Pictured from left: Bruce VanEyck, BBBS Executive Director; Tina Hamilton, EECU Special Projects Director and Big Sister Volunteer; Tina’s Little Sister, Anya; Mark Lauteren, BBBS Chairman of the Board; and Kathy Spahr, EECU HR, Training and Development Director and BBBS Volunteer Board Member.

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