BBBS Gives Back
A warm, fall day was the setting for 11 children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of FDL County program to give back. Captain Aaron Goldstein from the FDL Police Department arranged the opportunity for BBBS kids to wash cars and do some yard work at the police department. “It’s important for the kids in our program to learn to give back,” said Tammy Young, Executive Director of BBBS. “Our program benefits from the generosity of the FDL Community. We feel it’s important for the children and families that are part of our program not to take anything for granted. I love that our kids want to volunteer their time to help others in need.”
“The kids had a great time with “Captain Goldstein, Officer Theisen and Officer Post,” said Jennifer Smith, Senior Match Support Specialist at BBBS. “To positively connect with a police officer is huge for the children in our program. Our kids need to know that police officers offer a safe haven in a time of crisis. In addition to helping out at the police department, our kids have rang bells for the Salvation Army, volunteered at Broken Bread, the Humane Society, St. Vincent De Paul and the Fond du Lac Food Pantry.”
“As we roll into the holiday season, it is especially important for our kids to give back and not just ‘get’, said Young. “They see firsthand the impact the BBBS Adopt a Family program has for them and their family. To be able to instill the idea of giving back is priceless.
BBBS is looking to help 100 families through the program this year (up from 65 in 2014 and 34 in 2013). Thanks to the support of the FDL Community, we are already halfway to our goal! Anyone interested in adopting a family this holiday season, can call our office at 922-8200.”