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Children from one-parent homes, living in poverty, or coping with parental incarceration are at the greatest risk of not reaching their full potential.

They make up 90% of the high-school dropouts, 90% of juvenile court cases and 60% of teen suicides. There are more than 11,000 children in Southwest Virginia living in this situation! Without your support these children are more likely to go down the wrong path and end up another statistic. You might not be able to invest the time by being a mentor (or you may just want to do more), but by being a Match Maker you can change a child’s life! Your gift will match a child facing adversity with a professionally screened and evaluated adult mentor in a life- changing friendship. By simply introducing an adult mentor into the life of a child, they are more likely to:

  • Avoid drugs, alcohol and the juvenile justice system
  • Improve relationships with their family, peers and most importantly- themselves
  • Improve in school

Match Makers is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia’s monthly giving program. By making a monthly contribution you will be helping introduce a waiting Little Brother or Little Sister to their Big each and every month. Monthly contributions of $25, $35, $50, or an amount of your choice will be automatically deducted from your debit or credit card each month. We will send you monthly stories on the friendships you are creating.

Thank you for considering investing in the children of Southwest Virginia and their futures.

Click here to sign up or contact Joshua Thoemke at 540-345-9604 ext 5 or jthoemke@bigslittles.org