Raise a Glass! Big Brothers Big Sisters
CHEERS – to Bill Shirriff who got some men together and started the Big Brother agency to match fatherless boys with a mature adult.
CHEERS – to Joyce Grant, Beverly Jo Prokop and Lois Forsberb for starting Big Sisters in 1978
CHEERS – to the Bigs/Mentors who have shared their lives and their families with a child
CHEERS –to the parents who recognized a need in their child and had the courage to seek a mentor
CHEERS – to the children, who are all different, who are all fun, and wonderful and unique
CHEERS –to the children who have better relationships, have finished high school and those who have finished post secondary education, those who now work and volunteer in their communities; all because of a mentor.
CHEERS – to the many board members who have given their time over the years
CHEERS – to those who have worked over the years to ensure the children and the volunteers are safe and having fun
CHEERS – to those who give financially, so that the organization can remain and can grow
CHEERS – to the future – it holds our dreams and the dreams of the children we serve.
Raise a glass! Happy 40th Birthday Big Brothers Big Sisters of Portage.