Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region receives $50K contribution | Community Spirit
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region (BBBSCR) announced Thursday that it received a $50,000 contribution from the Wal-mart Foundation.
According to a statement, the contribution allowed them to match 150 new children with mentors this year and was given through the Wal-mart Foundation’s State Giving Program.
“We are very grateful for Walmart’s incredible support of our goals and mission,” said Sabrina Houser, CEO of BBBSCR in a statement. “With Walmart’s financial assistance, we were able to match more youth with mentors in the Capital Region. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with Walmart and we hope that partnership continues in the future.”
Last year, BBBSCR served more than 500 youth in the counties of Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga and Rensselaer. Ninety-eight percent of the kids either live at or below the poverty line and come from a single parent home or have an incarcerated parent.
“The Walmart Foundation is very pleased to be supporting BBBSCR and are committed to helping those in need in the communities where we serve,” said Nora Stafford, Director of Community Involvement at the Rotterdam Walmart in a statement. “Through this grant, we know that the Capital Region’s youth will build quality relationships that will change their lives forever.”
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