Big Brothers Big Sisters’ fundraiser celebrates The Roaring ‘20s

Flappers and “swells” will fill Skyline Lodge’s Oak Steakhouse on Sept. 7 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cashiers-Highlands and Macon County’s Roaring ‘20s Fundraiser.

Costumes are encouraged for this rousing affair from 5:30-8:30 p.m. featuring libations, live music, and a delicious supper planned to include filet mignon and cinnamon cheesecake with poached pears.

“We’re excited about the glitzy evening we have planned for supporters of our work,” said Danielle Hernandez, senior program coordinator of BBBS Cashiers-Highlands and Macon County. “It’s going to be a night of fun.”

The agency, like all programs in the counties that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina serves, matches caring adult mentors with children 6- to 15-years-old who need an extra set of ears to hear their concerns.

Carefully vetted “Bigs” help their “Littles” with homework (in BBBSWNC’s school-based program) and expose them to new experiences (in its community-based program).

The commitment – just a few hours a month – is small, but the effect on a child is so big.

Many Bigs and Littles go for walks, get ice cream, or take in cultural and sports opportunities in their area. BBBSWNC organizes many of the events they do together, like rafting, pool parties, and college/career preparation workshops.

For more than 40 years, BBBSWNC has been helping local children tap their potential to find whatever in life brings them joy and success. Its one-on-one matches empower youth and strengthen communities.

Affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s largest evidence-based mentoring organization, BBBSWNC and BBBS of Cashiers-Highlands and Macon County help young people build their futures by recruiting and training “Bigs” they can look up to.

Buy tickets to the Roaring ‘20s Fundraiser HERE.

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