“He who opens a school door, closes a
I think Victor Hugo got it right; that's why I
enthusiastically support this year's charity...
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County
Our charity connection this year is Elliot Gordon,
an advid cyclist, BCI member and community
volunteer. Elliot is a dedicated volunteer member
of the BBBSOC Executive Board. I'm sure you'll
agree that this year's charity (with a 100 year
history) is a worthwhile organization that has and
will continue to change the lives of our youth here
in Orange County, CA.
"The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County's
(BBBSOC) Mission is to provide children facing
adversity with strong and enduring, professionally-
supported one-to-one relationships that change
their lives for the better, forever.
The Need Unable to join us? Your generous donation would
75% of the children come from a single parent
household making less than $30,000
55% have been exposed to physical, sexual or
emotional abuse or neglect.
BBBSOC Programs Achieve Positive Results
· 98% high school graduation rate
· 70% first in their families to graduate from
· 70% less likely to use drugs or alcohol
· 83% college enrollment rate
· 75% more likely to obtain a bachelor’s degree
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Match
"A Big Brothers Big Sisters’ match is carefully
administered and held to the strictest standards.
Agency staff strives for matches that are not only
safe and well suited to each child’s needs, but also
harmonious and built to last. The entire matching
process, from the initial screening to the final
pairing—and beyond—is made possible by your
generous financial support."
Bang For Your Buck
"BBBS is one of the most cost effective ways to help
at-risk children and to have a positive impact on
our communities. If these children facing adversity
do not get the help they need and end up getting in
trouble in school or with the law, they can cost
society thousands of dollars a year. With your
financial support and with the help of BBBSOC,
these children can grow up to be happy, productive,
contributing members of society."
So, the choice is a simple one. Pay a little now or
a lot more later.
be greatly appreciated. To donate, send your check
payable to Big Brothers Big Sisters OC to
Thank you for your generosity.