MUSKEGON, Mich.—Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore is getting a $5,000 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Outstate Michigan.
Darcy Brady with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore says the money will allow professional staff to match five Muskegon County children on the organization’s waiting list with volunteers. Currently more than 100 children are waiting to be enrolled or matched with an adult mentor.
The grant money will also be combined with other donations to pay for professionally trained match support specialists to monitor each Big-Little relationship.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore has served thousands of children, volunteers and families in Ottawa, Muskegon, Oceana, Mason and Lake counties since 1969. The agency currently serves more than 150 children, including 16 students at Edgewood Elementary in Muskegon Heights.