Dreams of New Cars Inspire Dreams of Children in Big
Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Programs
2016 Big Ticket 2 Ride Car Raffle Winner Announced Sunday October 9th,
Tickets Still Available
Northfield, NJ (October, 2016) - For the past 18 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has held a car
raffle fundraiser to garner crucial operating costs for our mentoring programs.
We speak to over 1,200 ticket purchasers every summer who take a chance at
winning the car of their dreams.
Our purchasers also understand that the dream of a car has
the ability to influence the dreams of the children in Big Brothers Big Sisters’
Recently a student serving as a Big Brother in our St.
Augustine Preparatory/Folsom Elementary school based mentoring program shared
the essay he wrote for his college application. When reading that essay, it
became evident that the work happening through the mentoring programs of Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties was inspiring dreams that
will affect our community for generations to come. Included below is a small
excerpt from that essay:
“I remember one day
we were with our littles and one of the teachers from Jim’s school told us how
big an impact we are having on our littles’ lives. I remember explaining that
they have affected our lives just as much, if not more than, we have affected
them. Jim showed me how appreciative I
should be for what I have; a loving family at school and home, the opportunity
to go to a nice school, and the chance to help someone whose life has taken a
few detours along the way. Even though I have only one year of experience in
this program, it has taught me lessons that I can take going forward in my
life. This program taught me what it means to be a role model. A role model not only for my own kids in the
future but to the community as a whole.” – Big
Brother Jack regarding his relationship with Little Brother Jim
The 2016 Big Ticket 2 Ride Car Raffle wraps up when the
winner is chosen on Sunday, October 9th, 2016 at 2pm. For our
dreamers out there you can purchase your tickets by calling our office at
609-573-5029, or by visiting us at our office at 450 Tilton Rd., Suite 214,
Northfield NJ, 08225, or by visiting our booth at Smithville’s Irish Festival
this weekend in Galloway. Tickets are $100 and offer an opportunity to pick one
of six car packages. Details can be found at www.bigticket2ride.org.
Thank you for helping make our dreams of providing children
facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one
mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever!