Family Service Agency’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program has been providing the youth of DeKalb County with positive adult role-models for over forty years. Big Brothers Big Sisters has a large part in helping children of DeKalb County stay positive with their everyday lives and out of trouble, which has a huge impact on the youth in the community. The relationship between a ‘Big’ and a ‘Little’ has proven to help the children do better in school and to have a positive self out-look on what they can achieve. Big Brothers Big Sisters is successful in bringing a brighter future to many children’s lives and the community.
Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Big Brothers Big Sisters annual fundraiser, supports about 65% to 75% of its’ annual budget. This event is an excellent way to give back to the community, and it is a lot fun! Community members are asked to put together a team of four to six people and each team member raises individual pledges. The minimum to receive a Big Brothers Big Sisters T-shirt and one game of bowling, including shoe rental, is $75 per team member. The team is able to choose the time and bowling alley that best suits their schedule.
The dates for Bowl For Kids’ Sake are March 2, 3 and 4 at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb and March 18 at Idle Hour Lanes in Sandwich. For more information, or to register a team, visit www.fsadekalbcounty.org or call Family Service Agency at 815.758.8616.
Family Service Agency is one of the oldest social service agencies in DeKalb County and devotes its focus to protecting and developing children and older adults through four distinct departments: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Center For Counseling, Children’s Advocacy Center and Senior Services. For information on any department, please call 815.758.8616.