Big Brother and his Little have been matched through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware County for six years. Throughout their match, the Big has noticed the instability that his Little has endured. He has been passed between his mother, father and other relatives to live.
To the Big Brother and his wife, his Little is like a third son and an older brother to his two boys. The boys always want him to spend time with their family. And this past Christmas he did. Per tradition, on Christmas day, Big's mother is referred to as “Grandma Claus” because she always gives all the kids’ presents. And this year, Grandma Claus added someone special to her list, Big’s Little. Confused as to why Grandma Claus was so generous to him, Little looked at her and asked, “Why?” She responded simply, “Because you’re family.”
The Big and his Little are not just a BBBS Match, they are family. Youth in our community are given an opportunity because of people like this Big. He has been an outstanding member of Muncie and an amazing Big Brother at BBBS. He and his Little have spent the last six years learning and growing with one another.
BBBS’s mission is to create life changing friendships. While we expect our work to be life changing for the children we serve, our volunteers lives are often changed as well. It is our 2018 goal to serve 100 youth in the Muncie community. With your help we can reach that goal. So join the hundreds of thousands of volunteers that give a young person someone to look up to. And learn why so many volunteers are now saying, “I get back so much more than I give.”