“There are always ways to grow,” says Sergio Guzman, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ bilingual match support specialist. It’s a comment that sums up Sergio’s work philosophy and his focus on creating growth opportunities for matches.
Many Bigs cite “wanting to give back” as their main reason for getting involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. It’s not surprising then that they inspire this volunteer attitude in the Littles they mentor as well. On any given week you will find BBBS matches volunteering at animal shelters, working in community gardens, donating food to families in need, and doing many other service-oriented projects. So, after Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast, Bigs and Littles were ready to lend a helping hand.
Little Brother Jeremiah
could hardly contain his excitement when he finally got to meet his Big Brother
Chris three years ago. Despite his enthusiasm however, Jeremiah was not
completely ready to trust in this new relationship. In fact, according to his guardian,
it was hard for him to trust any adult since he felt most adults in his life
had walked out on him. However, his new Big Brother began to change all of
Thirteen proved to be a lucky
number as Big Brothers Big Sisters’ 13th annual Ice Ball gala
raised a record-breaking $670,000 for the organization, with donations still
coming in and final numbers expected to exceed this early total.
It’s been 3 years
since BB&T bank signed up to be a Diamond Sponsor for Big Brothers Big
Sisters’ Ice Ball gala. During that time, the company has not only seen BBBS
grow and change, the company’s relationship with BBBS has grown and changed as
Sun, water, boats and fun! Big
Brothers Big Sisters’ recent Hobie Day was a big hit with Bigs and Littles
alike. Set at Bob Wentz Park on Lake Travis, BBBS matches enjoyed the unique
experience of sailing on catamarans courtesy of the Austin Hobie Cats, a group
of sailing enthusiasts who have hosted the event for almost 40 years. Over 300
matches, families, volunteers, and staff turned out for the special event.