Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County kicked off 30 Guys in 30 Days at THELMA Sadoff Center for the Art‘s Thirteen Thursdays on Thursday, August 18! There are 119 children waiting for a mentor in Fond du Lac County, and over 70 of them are young boys. This September, BBBS is on a mission to erase the wait by recruiting 30 new male volunteers in 30 days.
BBBS staff, board members and volunteers headed to Sheboygan Street to kick off the campaign with THELMA at their summer concert series. There was no shortage of entertainment with live music by The Whiskeybelles, food trucks, cash bars and games for all ages. Attendees could stop by the BBBS table for free can koozies, information on becoming a Big and a chance to enter a BIG giveaway. The lucky winner will take home prizes from local businesses like Kwik Trip, Fleet Farm, Ann the Barber and more!
THELMA Executive Director Shannon Kupfer welcomed BBBS on stage to talk about the 30 Guys in 30 Days campaign and the overwhelming need for male mentors in Fond du Lac and Northern Dodge Counties. By the end of the night, two new Bigs had stepped up to start the enrollment process!
You can get involved in 30 Guys in 30 Days this September by becoming a Big, referring a Big or sharing our mission with your friends and family. Learn more about 30 Guys in 30 Days and becoming a mentor by visiting our website, calling (920) 922-8200, stopping by our office at 448 S. Military Road in Fond du Lac or visiting our booth at Fondue Fest in Downtown Fond du Lac on September 10.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County is a United Way Agency that assists children with social, emotional and character development through one-to-one mentoring relationships with caring adults. The agency matches children with a Big Brother, Sister, Couple or Family in a community or school-based program. Children aged 6 through 13 can enroll in the program through parent or guardian referral. For more information about the program or to volunteer, call 920-922-8200 or visit www.bbbsfdl.org.