Defend Potential Fund

Dear Friends, 

As a youth mentoring program whose core mission is to defend potential through one-to-one interactions, this crisis has pushed us to make difficult decisions. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Big Brothers Big Sisters has decided to suspend all in-person events, match activities and program related activities until further notice.  We have had to cancel or postpone important fundraising and program events because of this crisis, including our signature gala, the Big Celebration, which was slated for April 4th.

But we are confident that we can get through this.

We are heartened to find that mentoring can happen wherever you are. Our Bigs and Littles are writing letters to each other, calling and video chatting one another, virtually exercising and cooking together, learning new skills together, and most importantly, they are being there for one another during this crisis. Our staff are there for them, too.

Our mission is more critical than ever, and we still need your support to continue offering our life-changing program to children and teens in our community. We will not lose sight of how individualized mentoring programs like ours help combat mental health issues such as loneliness, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem.

To ensure we weather this storm, and to Defend the Potential of all those we serve who are currently suffering under these current conditions, we have established the Defend Potential Fund to gather vital support from our friends. If you are inspired to help during this time, please give now! Inspired by our mission to ignite potential in the youth we serve, this campaign will ensure the future of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & MetroWest, and will enable us to quickly serve those who need and rely on human connection to grow and prosper -- especially after this intense period of social isolation and distancing.  A generous donor is matching each donation made to the Defend Potential Fund, up to $100,000, so now is the time to stand with us today and make a difference in the lives of the children we serve!

Yours, more than ever, on this shared journey,
Jeff Chin, CEO

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