Monday, July 25, 2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke Counties awarded funding from Greenville Rotary Club

The Big Buddy on the left is Shelly Brumbaugh with her Little Aaliyah Hicks (mother is Amy Hicks). The Big Buddy on the right is Geanette Henning Little's name is Abigail Barton (mother is Maria Barton) all are from Greenville and a part of the Woodland Heights Big Buddy mentoring program. 
The Greenville Rotary Club recently made a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County. This donation that was given by the Greenville Rotary was given as part of their annual Rotary Gives Back Luncheon held on June 28th at the Brick Room of the Brethren Retirement Community. “The continued support we receive from the Greenville Rotary club is appreciated beyond words. With this donation we will be able to continue to serve the children in need of a mentor in the Darke County Community.” reports Jennifer Bruns Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director

Mentoring programs provide support, activities, education, and most importantly, a mentor for children who may not otherwise have one in their lives. The children involved in this program have the opportunity to engage in fun, social and academic enrichment activities with the interaction of their mentor. It is our goal to teach these children, through their relationship with their mentor, skills in managing life in a high-risk environment. In 2015 Big Brothers Big Sisters served over 500 children through their mentoring programs and this is all because of wonderful supporters such as Greenville Rotary Club.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and mature quality relationships between children and volunteers. The relationship is meant to guide each child towards becoming a confident, competent, and caring individual. If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer, you may call the office at 547-9622 or 492-7611.

If you are interested in more information about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program or would like to volunteer; you can call our office at 937-492-7611 or 547-9622, or access more information at

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