$5,000 Legacy grant jump starts 30th Anniversary funding campaign for Cowley BBBS

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WINFIELD – A grant from Legacy Foundation has helped kick off a fundraising campaign that coincides with Big Brothers Big Sisters 30th anniversary serving this area.

The $5,000 grant was recently presented by Legacy Regional Community Foundation to Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Cowley County. Their goal is to raise $30,000 that would remove 30 kids from their waiting list.

A celebration will be held on June 20 at the Behr Rafters in Winfield with RSVP by Thursday.

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide youth, facing adversity, with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships aimed at changing their lives for the better. Currently, 39 youth and their parents or guardians have requested a mentor in Cowley County. 

Mentors have to be 18 years of age and commit to one year with visits at least twice a month.

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If a group or business would like to support BBBS’s efforts, join the For Kids Sake campaign by forming a team of six individuals that have a goal of raising either $150 each or $1000 as a team. Those reaching the goal will be awarded a t-shirt.

Please consider donating or volunteering by visiting www.kansasbigs.org.  Another way to support Big Brothers Big Sisters is by following them on Facebook and Instagram (@KSBBBSCowley). 

If your business, group or church is interested in a presentation, email [email protected] or call 620-221-7766.

Above photo: BBBS’s Debi Clark and Legacy’s Yazmin Wood at check presentation.

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