Big Brothers Big Sisters to hold 25th annual Dream Builders auction

Jul 25, 2012

Big Brothers Big Sisters is preparing to hold their annual Dream Builders Auction on Sept. 29 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

Proceeds from this annual fundraising event go toward supporting the mentoring programs provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters, free of charge, to the children and families of Snohomish County.

“Our Dream Builders Auction is a critical event in our annual fundraising strategy,” said April Wolfe, executive director of BBBSSC. ”We rely heavily on the support of our donors and generous community members who attend the auction to help provide funding, especially in these hard economic times.”

The auction is a black-tie optional auction and dinner gala attracting about 200 attendees each year. Funds raised are slated to support the community-based and school-based mentoring programs offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County.

BBBSSC’s goal this year is $93,000 and they still need sponsors, items and attendees. Email HYPERLINK "mailto:mjohnson@bbbs-snoco.org" mjohnson@bbbs-snoco.org or call 425-252-2227 to give, attend or for more information. Visit their auction website for item photos and more at auction.bbbs-snoco.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County is a prevention-focused youth mentoring organization that creates and monitors safe, nurturing relationships between caring adult volunteers and children between the ages of 6 and 18.

The programs offered combine informal friendship and mentoring, backed by professional screening, training and supervision. There is no charge to the children or families who receive services from Big Brothers Big Sisters.

More than 80 percent of children in BBBS programs live below the federal poverty line and 93 percent live in a single parent household. Big Brothers Big Sisters has been serving families in Snohomish County for 25 years.

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