Big Brothers Big Sisters calls for individual donations and contributions

Published 1:50 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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POLK COUNTY– Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Western North Carolina, including the Polk County branch, have recently asked for help through individual donations and contributions in 2023, due to the pandemic hurting both their ability to raise money and recruit mentors for the young people in their program in recent years. 

BBBS has been in Polk County for 22 years and has maintained its presence with the help of donations from local organizations and businesses like the American Legion, Ashworth Financial, Dusenbury Insurance, Henson Materials, St. Luke’s Hospital, and Pacolet Baptist Church. However, before the pandemic, the primary funding that helped BBBS survive came as much from individuals. 

The funds enable them to provide counseling for many of the children in the program and their families, along with many other events, programs, and trips.

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Presently, ten spots are available for the 2023 Bowling For Kid’s Sake, with registration ending March 3 at noon. The event will take place March 4 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Tarheel Lanes, located at 3275 Hendersonville Rd., in Hendersonville

The donations are also used to enroll volunteers and conduct background checks to ensure child safety. They also help enroll youth and families, match Bigs and Littles, and provide ongoing professional support for children, families, and volunteers. The matching and support process is designed to build and sustain long-lasting relationships in all BBBS programs.

Each donor has the power to expand horizons and aspirations and positively change the lives of local youth. Donations can be sent to BBBS of WNC at P.O. Box 1440, Tryon, NC 28782, or the website