Do something Big
Want to do something Big? I mean really, really Big.
We all can. Simply by doing something Little.
I was part of the first Big Brother/Big Sister match ever made in Bristol, back in 1985. The experience eventually even led me toward my career as a teacher. Vicie Dotson, who later worked with me at Bristol Virginia Public Schools (and who was one of the greatest advocates for needy kids I have ever known) was working for BBBS and made the match for my “Little Brother” and me.
I was both lucky and blessed in my childhood. My father and mother were both involved in my life. In a good way. In a big way.
But not all children are so lucky or so blessed. When I taught at the Bristol Jail for nearly a quarter of a century, if I had to pick one “constant” among the male inmates there, it would be the lack of a father or mother (or a lack of both) who spent quality time with them in their childhood.
And there are some children who have both a mom and a dad at home, but who are facing almost insurmountable obstacles in their lives; such as poverty. Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity for the better, forever.
You, my friend, can help change the life of some child forever for the better. Please don’t think you can’t. You can.
And here’s the Big Secret about being a Big; you not only will change the life of a child.