Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Doing Well After Plea For Help

Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Doing Well After Plea For Help

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass remains open after a successful plea for community help for financial support.
Big Brother Big Sisters of the Bluegrass remains open a year after making a public plea for help after officials say the organization lost more than $430,000 to embezzlement from a former office manager.

The organization said it started out 2012 with more than $100,000 in bills, but by the end of the year it has $150,000 in the bank thanks to community outpouring.

Big Brothers Big Sisters organizers said even though they are back on track, they need more male mentors.

"Right now we have 190 boys on the waiting list right now that we would like to do a better job of serving, that's going to require more men to step up and serve as mentors for the young boys," said Eric Ward, the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass.

Organizers said they only ask mentors to take an hour out of their week to spend with children.
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