This January, in celebration of National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters is partnering with two area Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants for a “30 Men in 30 Days” volunteer recruitment campaign.
The simple goal is to recruit 30 new male volunteers to serve as Big Brothers in the community. Currently, there are more than 30 boys in the Southern Kane and Kendall county area waiting to be matched to a mentor. Though more than 80 percent of the children waiting for a mentor are boys, only 3 out of 10 people applying to volunteer are men. Some boys have been waiting for a Big Brother for over a year.
The first meeting is tonight at the Aurora Buffalo Wild Wings, 1460 North Orchard Road, from 6-8 p.m.
BBBS and Buffalo Wild Wings in Aurora and in Oswego are working together to address the lack of male mentors in the community by hosting an event every Monday night during January. People who visit Buffalo Wild Wings to learn more about mentoring will receive a coupon for free wings and will be entered in a raffle for prizes donated by Euclid Beverage LTD in Aurora and Superior Beverage Co. in Montgomery.
- Jan. 7, 21 from 6-8 p.m., 1460 North Orchard Road, Aurora
- Jan. 14, 28 from 6-8 p.m., 1550 Douglas Road, Oswego
Contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Kane and Kendall Counties, a program of Family Counseling Service at 630-844-9090 or www.aurorafcs.org
Information provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Kane and Kendall Counties.