Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Dayton Power & Light Donates to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke Counties

Dayton Power & Light Foundation has recently donated $7,000.00 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County. The donation was awarded as a grant to help fund the after-school Buddies program. “The support we receive from DP&L Foundation goes a long way with helping Big Brothers Big Sisters with supplies, recruitment, and professionally supporting our six after school programs. We are very excited and appreciative of all the support we receive from DP& L Foundation” reports Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director, Jennifer Bruns.

The funding comes at an opportune time for the agency, which now has nearly 100 matches in its High School mentoring programs, located at six elementary school sites in Shelby and Darke counties.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The relationship is meant to guide each child towards becoming a confident, competent, and caring individual. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer may call the office at 547-9622 or 492-7611.

Efforts are currently underway to recruit teams and corporate sponsors for the agency’s annual “Bowl For Kids’ Sake” event. The event is set for March 6 and 7, 2015, at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney and Treaty Lanes in Greenville. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is open to the public and local community members can form 4 – 5 person teams. Each team member collects donations and comes out to enjoy the party. Corporate sponsorships are available for $325 where a company enters a five-person team of the company’s employees; this includes a company lane banner. A Lane Sponsorship for $150 includes the company name placed on a large banner above one of the lanes during the day-long event. Corporate sponsor names are announced throughout the day. Many other prizes are involved including Gift Certificates to local restaurants and retail gift certificates. Anyone interested should call the office at 547-9622 or 492-7611 to obtain more information. Registration forms are available on the web at

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