PROP’s Partner for April is Big Brothers Big Sisters!
That’s right, this month we are supporting one of the most successful branches of this organization! They partner “littles” with a “big” to form a lasting, touching relationship that builds children up so that they are less likely to become pregnant, bully, skip school, perform less in school, etc.
“This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas volunteers will provide 90,000 hours of mentoring to 1,500 Little Brothers and Sisters; the value of this time is nearly $2 million! Even more impressively, last year more than 97 percent of Central Texas Little Brothers and Sisters stayed in school, improved their grades and avoided early parenting.
The Central Texas agency is ranked in the top 5 percent in the nation for program quality (out of almost 400 BBBS agencies), and the 2009 National Big Brother of the Year, both the 2010 Texas Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year and the 2011 Texas Big Brother of the Year were from Central Texas. Most recently, CJ Legare and Tri Dang were both names Texas Bigs of the Year for 2013!”
EcoClean, Austin’s best dry-cleaner’s, is going to donate 5% of our incoming Wednesday revenue to the organization for the month of April! Bring your clothing in on those hump-days to make giving back to your local community an easy part of your errands!