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“Shoe Can Make A Difference” With Big Brothers Big Sisters!

Lace up and get on the good foot! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana is excited to announce its ³Shoe Can Make a Difference² campaign on will begin on June 22, 2015 to raise awareness for the need of mentors in our community and to recruit 300 adult mentors in 90 days. A press conference will be held on Wednesday, June 24th at 5:00 pm in the Redeemer Lutheran Church parking lot (202 W Rudisill Blvd) to kick off the campaign in Allen County. The press conference will feature statements from Deputy Mayor Karl Bandemer, Ambassador and Big Brother Mike Ripley and Board Member Chris Cathcart.

On every Friday during the 90-day campaign, committee members, advocates, board and staff members will wear yellow t-shirts and bedazzled shoes to promote awareness of the campaign. Each promoter will be given a ³Big Brothers Big Sisters Recruitment Kit² consisting of a shirt, shoes, slogan buttons, conversation cards and ink pens to help advance the campaign and recruit volunteers.

Right now, there are over 500 children on the waitlist to be matched with a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters, and an additional 300 waiting to get on that waitlist. YOU can help these children step on the path to success. Sign up to be a volunteer today and discover the BIG difference that you can make on a child¹s life! Are you already a Big Brother or Sister? Share your story! Let your friends, family, EVERYONE know how simple and rewarding it is to be a Big! YOU have the potential to be a champion for change in your community start something BIG today with Big Brothers Big Sisters!