Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of NWPA's Recruitment Campaign, “60 Men in 60 Days”

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Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at 10:53 AM
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of NWPA's Recruitment Campaign, “60 Men in 60 Days” by Guest Author
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of NWPA is halfway through a new recruitment campaign, looking for 60 male volunteers in 60 days. The campaign began Oct. 1 and ends on Nov. 30.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the number one mentoring program in the country and provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-on-one relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of NWPA currently serves 152 matches with more than 130 kids on the local wait list, a number we are hoping to reduce.

“I’ve seen firsthand the impact an adult volunteer has on a child, especially a young boy,” says Paula Hayes,
program director. “That’s why we’re launching this campaign, to find a few good men in Erie willing to step up and
make a difference in the life of a child.”

It doesn’t take much to positively impact the life of a child in our community. Big Brothers Big Sisters requires a
year commitment with a minimum of four hours a month. Many times it’s spent doing activities enjoyed by both the
“Big” and the “Little” – things like going to the movies, catching a baseball game, or going to see a local theater
production.

“Dustin is one great kid,” says Michael, who has been matched since 2008. “It’s been a wonderful experience for
both of us – we learn a lot from each other every time we’re together.”

Big brother Rob, who has been matched since 2004, says, “My little has had some difficult years in grade school and junior high. We set up a contract that rewarded him for raised grades, improving attendance, and eliminating some of the turmoil at home. He has made positive improvements.”

If you or someone you know is interested in changing the life of a local child, please contact Director Paula Hayes at
866-4566 or paulah@fsnwpa.org.

To learn more about the “60 Men in 60 Days” campaign, visit www.60Men60DaysErie.com.

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