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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’ mentoring programs.

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

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!

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