This week on Giving Inexpensively I want to share about a wonderful organization called Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS). One could always donate to this organization but I want to share about another way to help and that is by becoming a mentor. The mission of BBBS, according to their website, is “to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth”.
When I was away at college I was a mentor through BBBS, and it was a great experience. After filling out an application, going through the background check, and talking to someone from the organization on the phone, I (the “big”) was matched with my “little”. Because I was a student without a job, we did things that didn’t cost a lot of money like coloring and having pizza & movie night. I really enjoyed the afternoons that we spent together.
If you are interested in finding out more about how you can become a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters you can visit their website (Be a Big Sister or Be A Big Brother). I love that you don’t have to be wealthy, famous, or have a lot of time on your hands to make a positive impact on a child’s life.
~ The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others. ~ DeAnn Hollis