FARGO – Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village today received a donation of more than $48,000 from Hornbacher’s to help the organization match more at-risk youth with caring adult mentors.
Hornbacher’s is the title sponsor for Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the major annual fundraising event for Big Brothers Big Sisters. In addition to their $6,000 sponsorship, employees raised over $9,720 in pledges for their bowling teams, and sold paper bowling pins for $1 from Feb. 21 through March 7. That effort raised $32,431.
“We are proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters and support the important work they are doing every day in our community,” said Hornbacher's President Matt Leiseth said. “Because of our generous community, thousands of children have been matched with a ‘Big’ that has had a positive and lasting impact.”
Since 2002, Hornbacher’s has donated $581,616 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village.
“We are grateful for Hornbacher’s commitment to our mission and the kids we serve,” said Susan Smith, Big Brothers Big Sisters program director. “Their financial support over the last many years has helped create life-changing mentoring relationships for hundreds of at-risk youth in our community.”
Founded in 1951, Hornbacher’s operates eight grocery stores and employs over 1,300 people in the Fargo-Moorhead and Grand Forks areas. Hornbacher’s is committed to the community through support of many civic, educational, arts and non-profit organizations.
Big Brothers Big Sisters changes the lives of hundreds of children in the Fargo-Moorhead community by pairing them with volunteer mentors and providing professional match support. For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters, call (701) 451-4977 or visit www.BBBSFargo.org.
The Village’s mission is to strengthen individuals we serve through regional community behavioral health services. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation and are a United Way Community Partner.