Event gives free admission to over 3,000 BBBS Bigs, Littles, Families, Friends and Supporters
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – August 2, 2017– OneMain Financial announced today their sponsorship of the second annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI) Day at the Indiana State Fair. The event will take place on Sunday, August 6 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and will allow over 3000 BBBS youth (“Littles”), mentors (“Bigs”), families, friends and supporters to enjoy free admission to the fair from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to complimentary admission to the fair, OneMain Financial and BBBS guests will enjoy access to a BBBS hospitality area at Normandy Barn, free refreshments and fun activities. In addition, the media is invited to interview Bigs and Littles matches from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the OneMain booth on Main Street.
“We really appreciate OneMain Financial making this special opportunity possible for Big Brothers Big Sisters,” Darcey Palmer-Shultz, BBBSCI Chief Executive Officer, said. “Thanks to their generosity and support, we were able to invite all of our Bigs, Littles, and parents to a memorable day at the fair. We would not be able to host all of our program participants at one event without their support, and it’s really meaningful to everyone to have this day together.”
“OneMain is honored to sponsor Big Brothers Big Sisters Day at the Indiana State Fair. This is a great way to give Bigs, Littles and their families time to reconnect and have fun together,” said Trish Weaver, Director of Philanthropy at OneMain. “Our OneMain team members truly enjoy participating in important local and regional events like this, and partnering with great organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana is just one of the many ways we try to make a difference in the communities where our team members and customers live and work.”
BBBSCI will serve 1,200 youth this year by providing them with mentors. BBBSCI partners with parents, guardians, volunteers, schools, donors, and others in the community to be accountable for helping youth in our program achieve higher aspirations, greater confidence, educational success, and avoidance of risky behaviors.
Key findings from a survey commissioned by Harris Interactive demonstrate BBBS mentoring programs work:
- 81 percent said their Bigs changed their perspective on what was possible in life
- 77 percent of Littles reported doing better in school because of their Big
- 85 percent stated that being a Little helped them have confidence in their abilities
OneMain has been providing responsible and transparent loan products for over 100 years nationwide, and last year, provided over 416 million in loans to Indiana customers in need of help with household purchases, car and home repairs, vacations, and bill consolidation, as well as other needs. With over 1,800 branches in 44 states, One Main is deeply connected to the communities they serve. In addition to
sponsoring Big Brothers Big Sisters Day at the Fair, One Main is a strong local advocate of Boys and Girls Club of Evansville, United Way of Southwestern Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College.
About OneMain Financial
OneMain (NYSE: OMF) is America’s premier consumer finance company offering responsible and transparent personal loan products. For over 100 years, the company has been providing personalized, best-in-class service at more than 1,800 branches in 44 states. The company’s iLoan internet lending division also provides customers the opportunity to complete the loan process entirely online. The company has more than 11,000 team members who proudly support the communities in which they live and work. For additional information, please visit OneMainFinancial.com.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana is a non-profit organization that provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. An affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and a United Way partner, BBBSCI has been creating and supporting mentoring relationships in central Indiana for over 40 years. To volunteer, donate or for more information, visit www.bebigforkids.org or call (317) 921-2201.