Portland, November 15th. The Big Brothers/Big Sisters Start Something Breakfast was high energy for Matt McMullen, Jessica Brandes, Emily Potter, Mark Frykholm and Little Sister Tina. The event at the Oregon Convention Center raised over $77,000 in gifts for 2012; $26,000 in pledges for future years; $52,000 in sponsorship; $55,400 in the Bank of America Challenge (pledges of $1,000 or more); and 45 individuals who expressed interest in becoming a Big Brother or Sister.

Tim Hershey and Little Brother Felix

Tim Hershey and Little Brother Felix.

There were lots of photo opportunities.

There were lots of photo opportunities.

Dr. Rudy Crew

Dr. Rudy Crew addressed the crowd.

Little Sister Tina

Little Sister Tina shared her story.

Chabre and Layla Vickers

Chabre and Layla Vickers smiled for the camera.


From Big Brother/Big Sister Columbia Northwest
Mission: Provide children experiencing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.Brighter futures, better schools and stronger communities for allWe recognize that children benefit from focused encouragement to help them reach their full potential. A component to mentorings long-term success is to connect a child with a positive adult friend who simply understands the child’s background and culture. That is why we created programs unique as the children we serve.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for caring adults in Oregon and Southwest Washington. You can volunteer! Find out more on the website.