For the past 3 years, I’ve been a Big Sister to Calajah, my Little Sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters, an organization I have come to love and adore.
I was inspired to take up mentoring after doing some research on vulnerable children for my 2018 book. When I read statistics about how one caring adult in a mentorship role can literally change the trajectory of a child’s entire life, I knew I had to do something. I wasn’t in a position to foster parent, which was truly on my heart, so I did the next best thing and signed up for a training with BBBS.
I was a little zealous, given I had a 5-month-old baby and a toddler at the time, but need felt palpable. As a Christian, I felt it was my duty to contribute not only financially to the vulnerable but in an embodied, truly meaningful way. I wrote a bit more about my decision here and was especially grateful to spotlight BBBS in a recent piece I wrote for USA Today.
When BBBS reached out this year to see if I’d like to be an MVP for their winter fundraising efforts, I immediately said yes. I believe so much in their mission and the importance of mentors. And I honestly hope to inspire some of you reading to this to sign up to become a mentor.
I’m also raising money. Our minimum goal (per MVP) is just $250, but I’d love to exceed that and help provide more opportunities for these kids. Would you like to help me reach this goal?
One of my roles this season is to get at least ONE person to make an inquiry with BBBS and possibly take steps to become a mentor. If this is pricking your mind, please consider reaching out! I’m happy to answer any questions and encourage you along the way.
I’ve had a great experience with Calajah and love being part of her life. Plus, a little prep for the pre-teen years I will face with my own someday 😉
Thanks for considering a donation today and please share the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters. It matters deeply and is changing lives.