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Wednesday, October 09, 2013 12:08 AM

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VAN WERT — The Marsh Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters need volunteers to be a “Big” for the Supper Club Program. There are several youth from The Marsh Foundation looking forward to spending some time with a special friend a couple of times a month from November until May. Without enough volunteers, some youth may not be able to participate in the program.

You could become that special friend for one of the youth! Last year, one participant said one of his best days was when he got his Big. You could help give another youth the same experience.

The program begins in November. The Supper Club Program consists of the “Bigs” and “Littles” getting together on the first and third Thursdays of the month for supper and an activity. This year, the theme is “Experience Life”. Some of the things planned include a Christmas party and feast, all group birthday party, restaurant trips, service projects, making meals, match art project and a lot of other fun activities.

The volunteers also visit their “Little” at the youth’s group home once a month on a weekend day of their choosing for a couple of hours.

To participate in this program or for more information, please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at 419-394-2990, 1-866-670-BBBS or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You may also contact Sherry Grone, activities coordinator at The Marsh Foundation, at 419-605-2512 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

It doesn’t take a lot to make a BIG difference in a life of a youth at The Marsh Foundation. Contact BBBS or The Marsh Foundation today to start something!

Serving children and families since 1922, The Marsh Foundation is a not-for-profit children’s services agency that provides behavioral treatment in a variety of settings. Services include group homes, treatment and family foster care, an intensive treatment program and independent living. Located in Van Wert, the organization’s group homes are licensed for up to 30 children ages 7–17, offers an on-campus school for grades 2–12 and provides a variety of clinical services to group home residents, foster children and community members.

The mission of The Marsh Foundation is to inspire hope, to teach and to care for children and families. For more information about The Marsh, or its CARF accreditation, visit www.marshfoundation.org or call 419-238-1695.

 

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