BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF NORTHWEST WYOMING RECEIVES $10,000 GRANT FROM THE WYOMING COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, SPECIFICALLY THE GORDON AND EDNA SYKES FOUNDATION
Greybull, WY – September 23, 2016 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming received a $10,000 grant from the Gordon and Edna Sykes Foundation, a foundation a part of the Wyoming Community Foundation. The grant will be used for volunteer recruitment and creating new mentoring relationships in South Big Horn Counties.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming oversees youth mentoring programs throughout the Big Horn Basin by providing free mentoring services to children from all backgrounds that are in need of an additional positive adult role model. This one-to-one relationship is proven to help children do better in school, avoid drugs and violence, and establish new goals for themselves. Currently, Big Brothers Big Sisters supports over 60 matches in the Big Horn Basin. They are excited for this grant because it will be an enormous help in matching the 58 kids who are waiting to be matched with the perfect mentor to START Something in their lives.
CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming, Abbey Brewer said, “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Gordon and Edna Sykes Foundation. We have been so blessed to have volunteer support from our friends in South Big Horn Basin, and now this grant is just a welcome and wonderful honor.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking any positive adult mentor to volunteer a child. By giving one hour once a week you can change a child’s life for the better, forever.
We are beyond thankful for all the support raised at Bowl For Kids' Sake this year!
Thank you to our Park County friends and supporters!
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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) in 2016 helped support mentoring matches by donating $3,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming.
“Our Culture of Caring attitude toward each other, our customers, and our communities is critical to our company’s success,” said Jon Campbell, head of Government and Community Relations. “We’re focused on working thoughtfully with nonprofits and other stakeholders – through financial resources and team member involvement – to help strengthen neighborhoods and improve the social, economic, and environmental fabric of our communities.”
Wells Fargo’s 2015 giving included $117.2 million to nonprofits focused on community development in low- to moderate-income communities, including affordable housing, credit counseling, job training and small business support. Wells Fargo also provided $80.2 million to support schools and educational programs.
Wells Fargo team members’ financial support, volunteerism lifts communities
Of the $98.8 million team members donated to nonprofits, $69.7 million was pledged during the company’s month long Community Support Campaign, leading United Way Worldwide to name Wells Fargo’s employee workplace giving campaign No. 1 in the U.S. for the seventh consecutive year
“We’re grateful to Wells Fargo and its employees for their tremendous generosity and ongoing commitment to improving lives,” said Abbey Brewer Scott, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming. “As important allies, we’re especially thankful to Wells Fargo volunteers who continue to donate their time and talents in service to others. They’re essential in helping to meet the bold, shared goals we have for our communities.”
In 2015, 76,595 Wells Fargo team members reported community involvement and volunteer hours. The 1.86 million hours Wells Fargo team members volunteered marks the highest number of hours company employees have ever recorded in a single year, and has a monetary value of nearly $43 million according to the Independent Sector1.
Volunteers served more than 40,000 nonprofits, participating in activities ranging from planting a “giving garden” for food pantries in Central Iowa, to refurbishing computers for Winston-Salem, North Carolina students in need, to cleaning up a walking trail in a formerly blighted neighborhood in Modesto, California.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Stories and Wells Fargo Blogs.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is so thankful for the continued support from the BNSF Railway foundation.
The BNSF railway foundation funding will go towards supporting and creating 2 new BNSF railway foundation matches.
WORLAND, WY, March 16, 2016 – Reinforcing the Shopko brand, “the stuff that counts” the Shopko Foundation is proud to announce that it has awarded a grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming for $250. The funds were awarded through the Foundation’s grant program - Community Charitable Grants. Shopko and the Shopko Foundation are proud to have awarded grants totaling over $31 million in the last 36 years in the communities where Shopko does business.
“Supporting the communities we serve is “the stuff that counts,” said Peter McMahon, CEO Shopko. “We appreciate the opportunity to serve these communities and strive to strengthen them through the Shopko Foundation’s support of charitable groups and activities that matter to the people who live and work there.”
“We are so pleased to continue our partnership with the Shopko Foundation. The Shopko Foundations donation will go to provide children in Washakie County with a positive adult mentor,” said Abbey Brewer Scott, CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming.
The Shopko Foundation supports accredited schools and 501(c)3 organizations. Grants are awarded throughout the year to support programs which further the Foundation’s purpose of promoting the health and education of Shopko teammates and customers.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentor relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
We will have food from local restaurants and cooks paired with beer and wine for a sampling of exquisite flavor combinations. There will be a silent auction. We will have games for the kids as well as special kids raffle items. All money raised will be used to grow our program in Fremont County.
Bowl for Kids' Sake is the largest and most important annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming in Park County.
Our goal this year is to raise $20,000 for the hundreds of children we serve every year.
Teams of five bowlers compete to raise the most money and celebrate their efforts on Saturday April 16th, during TWO HOURS per team of bowling fun at Cody Superbowl for our BIG event!
It's an exciting day full of entertainment, raffle drawings, special prizes, and delicious refreshments!
Make a difference!
Your support helps Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming match at-risk youth in our community with caring adults so they can become confident, competent and caring individuals!
See you at Bowl for Kids' Sake 2016- Saturday, April 16th in Cody!
$200/team of 5 people
Highest individual fundraiser will receive an iPad Mini