Archive for the ‘Voice of a Volunteer’ Category

Mentoring Monday: Mark our words, friendship matters.

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jbbbs
on
August 21st, 2017

Mark was looking for a new friend. A friend, period. It was the fall of 2013. At 50, Mark was confronting a string of personal and professional challenges, struggling to meet people and maintain a job while managing a disability. He turned to Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Friend 2 Friend program for support. Friend

My Little Story: Big traditions.

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jbbbs
on
December 26th, 2016

Ordinarily, Big Brothers and Sisters commit at least a year to their “Littles.” Not so for Harris Lansky, who’s still in touch with his not-so-Little Brother, Bob Lavenberg, 47 years later. Also not so for one-time Little Brother-turned-Big Brother, Bob Lavenberg, who was matched to his own “Little,” David Coven, over three-and-a-half decades ago. “When I first

Why I Ride: To give back!

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jbbbs
on
August 8th, 2016

I participate with Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Rodman Ride for Kids  to give back to the community.  I enjoy meeting new people every year and participating in a fun event while raising money for such a great cause.  Being a Big Brother has taught me many important life lessons, and I am

My Little Story: Our friendship inspired me.

Posted by
jbbbs
on
July 22nd, 2016

We call it “My Little Story,” but there’s nothing “little” about it. Friendship is big – and it’s a big deal. Plus, for many of our matches, it’s long-lasting.  Take Deirdre and Cookie, for example.  In this edition of “My Little Story,” alumni Friend 2 Friend volunteer, Deirdre, dishes about her match to Cookie.  ***