For over 100 years Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children ages 6 through 18 in communities across the country.
In each partnership an adult is carefully and safely matched with a child in an ongoing relationship.
Across the country there are currently thousands of partnerships. There are currently 10 active matches in in Adams County with another 20 children hoping for a match.
In this episode I talk with Linda Gorter, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams Counties, who talks about the history of the program and its many benefits for local children.
Because the organization was forced to temporarily close its Gettysburg Office during 2020 it was not able to participate in this year’s Giving Spree.
You can sign up to be a big brother or big sister or donate by clicking here.
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Musical Introduction by Thane Pittman.