2014: $22,500 to Big Brothers, Big Sisters

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Changing Perspectives. Changing Lives.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Blue Ridge matches children ages 6 through 18 in the Charlottesville and Albemarle area who are facing adversity with professionally supported 1-to-1 adult mentors that change their lives for the better.  Women United's $22,500 grant will be used to recruit mentors, conduct background checks on volunteers, provide training to support monthly group activities and conduct monthly support calls to volunteers, children and their family members.  BBBS currently has over 150 children waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister and this money will help match children with mentors in the year 2015.