Big Brothers Big Sisters Washtenaw County Celebrates Three Decades of Service with # Big30Campaign


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YPSILANTI, Mich. – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County volunteers have mentored and guided area children and teens for 30 years.

To celebrate its three decades of service, the Ypsilanti-based nonprofit is looking to recruit new volunteers and meet its fundraising needs with the # Big30Campaign, a campaign designed to help the organization succeed for the next 30 years.

Each year, more than 350 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County youth participants are matched with adults who serve as role models by fostering friendship, mentorship and trust.

The organization has supported its mission to help local youth believe and realize their potential since 1991. Over 7,600 matches between local youth and adult mentors have spent 262,800 hours “defending unlimited potential” people, ”according to a campaign video.

In November, the organization celebrated another big 3-0 anniversary: ​​former University of Michigan wide receiver Desmond Howard won the Heisman Trophy in 1991. Washtenaw County Big Brothers Big Sisters supporters showed their wits by sending Howard photos of themselves striking the iconic pose via Twitter.

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Howard responded by sending his own tweet to support the organization and its impact on the community.

Those interested in volunteering can find out more here or donate to the # Big30Campaign fundraising goal.

To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County, click here.

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