Big Brothers Big Sisters received more than $17,000 on Nov. 11, for winning both the 100 Women and 100 Guys competitions for a nonprofit organization for their fourth quarter meetings, according to a release from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County.
Several members of 100 Guys Who Care About Lorain County and 100 Women Who Care About Lorain County each donated $100 and nominated one nonprofit organization, according to the release. The names of three organizations were pulled and members of each gave a five-minute presentation. Members then voted for the winners.
“We are humbled and honored to be chosen as the nonprofit to receive money, not only from one organization but both,” said Lise Day, executive director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County. “Nothing happens at Big Brothers Big Sister without community support.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with professionally supported one-to-one relationships, according to the release.
“People often wonder why Big Brothers Big Sisters needs funding if the services are delivered by volunteers,” Day said. “Simply put, volunteers are priceless, but recruiting, screening, training and supporting them costs real dollars.”
The funds from 100 Guys and 100 Women will go toward a holiday party and other activities for children and volunteers, she said.
“I want to thank the members of 100 Guys who support worthwhile organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County,” said Jim Leone, a founding member of 100 Guys. “It is a privilege and a pleasure to give back to the community.”
Anyone interested in learning more about Big Brothers Big Sisters, should call 440-277-6541, or visit bigloraincounty.org.