Union Pacific Railroad Foundation awarded a grant of $7,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters in support of the agency’s youth mentoring programs. In the attached Photo, from left to right, Liisa Stark, Director of Public Affairs and Corporate Relations at Union Pacific presents a check to Anna Boyd-Bucy, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Anna Boyd-Bucy, executive director for Big Brothers Big Sisters said “The funds from Union Pacific will help ensure that enrolled children grow up to be better educated, wealthier, and have stronger relationships with their spouses, children, and friends. We are honored by their support and belief in our mission.”
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in 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.