To the editor:
On June 29, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson County held its annual Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser. It was because of your generosity that this important organization will continue to help our at-risk children in Jefferson County. We know we cannot thank you enough, but know how important your contribution is.
The benefits of young people who are involved with a caring adult include: They are 27 percent less likely to use alcohol, 46 percent less likely to use drugs, 52 percent less likely to skip school and 32 percent less likely to hit someone.
In our lives, each of us was touched by someone, other than our parents, who broadened our horizons and brought a little magic into our lives.
If you know anyone who would like to volunteer, please contact us. By becoming a big brother or big sister you can do the same for a child, and you will both be forever changed by the experience.
Once again, thank you and may you be blessed as you have blessed so many.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of