Monday, February 6, 2017

Versailles Foundation, Ruth & Emerson Booher Awards Funding to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke Counties

Versailles Big Buddies and Little Buddies with their The 7 Habits to a Happy Kid books. 
The Versailles Foundation along with the Ruth & Emerson Booher advised Fund for Versailles has recently donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County. This funding will be used by Big Brothers Big Sisters to aid in the after school “Big Buddies” program that is offered at Versailles Schools. Currently, there are over 500 children served in Shelby and Darke County through both the community based and after school programs in both counties that are served.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is a nonprofit United Way 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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is excited to announce that another great year is in the works for the Big Buddies after-school program. This is the seventeenth year the program has been in place. The Buddies program is a nine-month commitment where high school freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors volunteer to work with and mentor elementary aged children two times per month. During these meetings the high school students, under the supervision of Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, work with one or two children on different educational and recreational activities. The program continues to promote social and educational enhancing activities, as well as safety. If you are or know of a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior that would be a great role model please call the office at 937-547-9622 or logo onto our website at and become a part of this program and make a BIG impact in the life of a child in your community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke county is now busy gearing up for The Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser will be held Friday and Saturday, March 3 & 4, 2017, at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney and Treaty Lanes in Greenville. You can find out who you can get involved in this fun fundraiser by logging onto our website at

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