Big Brothers Big Sisters is...
the nation's oldest and largest youth mentoring
organization, established in 1904
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Ellis County started in 2000 to
help boys and girls, most of whom are considered at-risk and
living in single-parent homes, achieve their full potential
through long-term personal relationships with carefully
screened and caring volunteers.
Over the last 11 years, they have
matched more than 1,100 at-risk children with caring
volunteers who have spent time
basketball, helping read, going to the movies, or just
listening. Since last year’s telethon, BBBS has matched 88
children with a positive role model.
Compared with their peers,
children with a Big Brother or
70% less likely to be arrested
53% less likely to skip school
40% less likely to initiate drug use
89% improve their grades
81% improve self confidence
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Ellis County
Children in Ellis County
need your help!
47 kids in Ellis
County are on a
for a Big
or Big Sister
takes $1,000 to match a child....
During the telethon
Before and After the
at James Motor Company where we will broadcasting live.
of the proceeds go benefit Christmas Food Baskets,
Community Assistance Center, and local youth organizations.
Thanks to our Sponsors:
($10,000 & up)
Robert & Patricia Schmidt Foundation
United Way of Ellis County
Lifetime Dental Care – Dr. Jeffrey & Jana
Marty & Roxie Patterson
A & A Coors
Jeff & Marla Copper
Tim & Sandee Werth
Bank of Hays
Bill & Nancy Jeter
James Motor Company - Stan Dreiling
Mid-Western Pipeworks - Gary, LouAnn & Brandon Geist
Gary & Mary Ann Shorman
Downing-Nelson Oil Co. Verlin & Elaine
Pfannenstiel The Meckenstock Group
Hays Chevrolet Kiwanis
Northwestern Printers Koerner
American Heritage Agency, Inc Wal-Mart
Great Plains Dermatology Jeremy & Tonya
Doerfler Harley Davidson
*Sponsorships may include
Here is what some of our
Little Brothers & Little Sisters
had to say:
"I made the
Honor Roll this year in school. When I called and told
my Big Sister, she told me that she was so proud of me and
we went out to celebrate!"
Little Sister Alexis, age 15
"I don't get out of the house much unless I'm with my Big
Sister. She's like my real older sister, not just from
BBBS, but for real. she makes time for me, likes to be
with me, and makes me feel special."
Little Sister Anna, age 14
"My son is doing great in school. He is in more normal
classrooms and in less special education classrooms.
He is also intered in sports. I think it's all because
of his Big Brother's encouragement and assistance."
Mother to Shane, age 16
"My Little's mom wrote me a really nice message on Father's
Day about being such a positive influence in my LIttle's
life. It made me feel really good. My Little is
truly like my brother. I enjoy spending time with him.
Big Brother to Dylan, age 13
Many local entertainment groups will be performing at
this year's telethon
High Chamber Singers
"Magic" by Bryan
Brothers Big Sisters "Littles Choir"