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NOVEMBER 2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana Aims to Engage 500 Donors on Giving Tuesday through Online Outreach Efforts 

Indianapolis Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI) is participating in Giving Tuesday on November 29, 2016. On this national day of giving, BBBSCI will be utilizing the opportunity to raise awareness of the BBBSCI mission and celebrate the impact on our community. Outreach efforts will turn to email and social media and utilize over 500 agency ambassadors to engage the public in a one-day online fundraising campaign to support the creation of new mentoring relationships.

WDD Software Solutions has partnered with BBBSCI for the third year to create a temporary website (giveBig.bebigforkids.org) which allows individuals to make a donation directly to BBBSCI on the day. Local celebrities and business leaders including, André Carson, U.S. Representative for Indiana’s Seventh Congressional District; Sarah Fisher, retired IndyCar driver and owner of Sarah Fisher Racing; Joe Gilbert, the Indianapolis Colts Assistant Offensive Line Coach; Dr. David Hampton, the City of Indianapolis Deputy Mayor; Darcey Palmer-Shultz, BBBSCI Chief Executive Officer; Paul Poteet, Indiana’s Weatherman; Joe Reitz, the Indianapolis Colts Right Tackle; and Courtney Roby, former Indianapolis Colts player and Super Bowl XLIV Champion with the New Orleans Saints will be supporting BBBSCI by participating in a live Q&A on the website during scheduled times throughout the day.

Darcey Palmer-Shultz shares, “Giving Tuesday gives us all a chance to harness the gratitude, generosity, and holiday spirit in our community in a way that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of kids and families. We hope everyone who has ever benefited from a mentor will consider paying it forward on this day by making a donation of any size to Big Brothers Big Sisters because we have a lot of awesome kids waiting to get matched and we want to make that happen for them.”

Drew Linn, WDD Chief Strategy Officer and BBBSCI Board member, adds, “More than three years ago, WDD Software made a commitment to support youth mentoring efforts in our community due to the impact mentors have played in our lives. We are proud we could leverage our technology expertise to support BBBSCI’s efforts on Giving Tuesday. We have seen first-hand the incredible impact this organization has on the positive growth and development of our community’s youth and are humbled to support their mission.”

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana will serve 1,100 youth this year by proving them with mentors (Bigs). 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. An affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and a United Way partner, 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.

  

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