Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron executive director Bruce Shaw expressed appreciation for the OTF grant.
noted many kids have a lot going against them and anything Big Brothers Big Sisters
can do to help them is a positive investment in the future.
He said the creation of a new resource co-ordinator will create sustainability.
While he said both South Huron and North Huron agencies will still have to fundraise, Sandwith's work tapping into other grants will result in the agencies not having to spend as much time on fundraising.
noted there are children on the Big Brothers Big Sisters
waiting list who are awaiting matches with a "big" brother or sister.
said the agencies have not forgotten about them and there are activities and programs for them.
Mitchell thanked Big Brothers Big Sisters
for the work they do.
"Keep up the good work" she
In a press release Mitchell added, "Big Brothers Big Sisters
in Huron County has been providing much-needed community programs, services and mentoring opportunities to our local youth for more than three decades.
I'm pleased to announce funding that will help them to continue to grow and thrive as an organization."
continued in the press release, "This grant will give us the boost we need in securing long-term financial stability, but the public should be aware that the grant is not intended to support our present programs or to pay case workers.