The Central Coast Chinese Association donated $834 to Big Brothers Big Sisters to support the local agencies youth mentoring programs. The money was raised via a Chinese New Year celebration in February.
Anna Boyd-Bucy, the organization’s Executive Director said, “The generous donation from the Central Coast Chinese Association will support 8 children enrolled in our program for a month. The Central Coast Chinese Association is helping us fulfill our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.”
In the attached Photo from left to right are Anna Boyd-Bucy and Patty Carpenter of Big Brothers Big Sisters and CC Chinese Association members Jennifer Harris, Charlotte Chang, Wenhui Zhou, Mai Wilson, Katherine Hudson and Mike Chen.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent within every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children they serve are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. As a part of the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, they make meaningful, monitored friendships between adult volunteers and children. Funding provides for a system of ongoing evaluation and support that is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that participating children will perform better in school, avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others. For more information on volunteering or contributing to Big Brothers Big Sisters, call 805-781-3226, or log onto www.slobigs.org