November 9, 2013
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge gave a few students from the University of Virginia the opportunity to be a 'big' for a day.
In an effort to help recruit more volunteers, families of children who have been on the waiting list for a big, or BBBS mentor, were invited to meet volunteers.
The event was in conjunction with the “60 Bigs in 60 Days” campaign, with plenty of pumpkin carving and face painting out at Bellair Farm in Albemarle County.
“We're trying to match 60 kids in 60 days before the end of 2013,” says Elissa May, recruiter for Big Brother Big Sister. “It's a push to get the community involved and know about our mission and know that we have this really big need to fill and that we have almost 100 kids waiting for a big brother or big sister.”
Some of the children on their list have been waiting for a Big for three years.