Friday, April 20, 2012
There's no doubt that a mentor to a child in need can change his or her life forever.
That's why Big Brothers-Big Sisters was formed several years ago.
There are still hundreds of kids on the Organization's waiting list, but the Big Brothers-Big Sister Bowl for Kids' Sake could help change that. So, I recently hung out with one of those on the list to show all of us how rewarding it can be.
Seven years old and sweet as pie, minutes after we met, Tahtiana was reaching out to me.
Tahtiana is not unlike hundreds of other boys and girls who are on the list: the list to get a big brother or big sister to take them on outings like the one we went on, to have lunch or just hang out.
We spent time hanging out at Color My World in New Market Square. And Tahtiana painted a ceramic cupcake because it was almost her birthday.
A Big Sister for Tahtiana would offer support and guidance, and, most of all, friendship.
Children signed up for Big Brothers and Big Sisters have a lot to give, too. Tahtiana truly added warmth to my week; a glimpse of sincerity in my day. A little brother or sister can do the same for you.
If you would like to help sponsor the KAKE team with a donation, or if you would like to get more information on becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, click here.