Recently, I came across a blog post in Coldwell Banker’s blog, Blue Matter, about the Power of Kindness in the Age of Covid. Check out the post here. The post evoked the question that in a time of such uncertainty, what can we do to make the world around us a better place to live?
One of the reasons I love living in Franklin County is because I constantly see the community supporting each other and boosting itself up. There are various opportunities and events throughout the year to give back. In times like these, I don’t think we need to wait for a particular day or event to give back, but rather that every day can be an opportunity to make our home a better place for all.
One organization whose mission I really appreciate is Big Brothers Big Sisters Franklin County (BBBS). BBBS is the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network. The organization matches children in the area facing adversity with carefully screened and professionally supported mentors.
The Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted them in many ways, from reducing their income from events and fundraising to causing layoffs within the organization. The pandemic has also sent local youth facing adversity further into isolation, poverty, and food insecurity.
BBBS Franklin County has set a goal to reach $10,000 in donations to be able to continue their mission of keeping youth connected, to match waiting youth with mentors, to provide wrap around pandemic services to youth and families, and to avoid further layoffs within the organization.
Visit their website to make a one-time donation or to join their Monthly Giving Program, which allows donors to decide what they can afford and spread it throughout the year. Your donation reduces juvenile delinquency and crime, improves school attendance and higher graduation rates, and helps local Franklin County youth achieve their full potential.
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