Tuesday, February 6, 2018

BBBS Thanks Volunteers

Jenny Bruns (BBBS Executive Director), Christy Baker
(Friends of Big Brothers Big Sisters recipient) and Becca Cotterman
(Program Coordinator). 
Greenville, OH. – Since January is National Mentoring Month, volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County were honored for their mentoring of children with dinner at The Bistro January 25th. Executive Director, Jenny Bruns thanked the group for volunteering their time to help make a difference in the lives of kids. Guests then introduced themselves and told how they are involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Lauren Roetgerman, owner of Almighty One spoke to the group. After a collegiate athletic career at Sinclair College, she returned home to Minster, Ohio where she was a paid intern with Dannon Corporation while continuing her college education at Wright State University Lake Campus. In spite of what seemed like a great job and career opportunity, she felt she needed something which was more fulfilling and would allow her to use her creativity. She told of her struggle and how God led her to combine her artistic talents, business, athletic experience and of course her faith to start her own Christian premium athletic apparel that promotes faith in the Almighty One.

Following the dinner the inaugural Darke County Friends of Big Brothers Big Sisters award was presented by Jenny Bruns, to Christy Baker, Executive Director of United Way for The United Way’s continual support of the organization.

Over 200 youth in Darke County are currently being touched by BBBS programs either through one-on-one mentoring programs or the Big Buddies after school programs in Versailles, Ansonia, and Greenville schools. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit, United Way member agency, and is supported through financial contributions and annual fundraisers. Their next fundraiser, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, will be held on March 2 and 3 at both Treaty Lanes in Greenville and Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney. If you would like to make a big difference in the life of a child, either through volunteering, financial contribution, or event sponsorship; please contact the agency at 937-492-7611, 937-547-9622, or go to www.bigbrobigsis-shelbydarke.org for more information.

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