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Big Brothers Big Sisters Miles for Mentoring Download

30:21 Download June 4th

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence CEO, Marcus Allen joins Kristen on BEN Around Philly to talk about the organization and their need for BIGS! Become a BIG by volunteering to use your free time to mentor a LITTLE who needs your help. Marcus explains the process and the time commitment involved, and talks about a cross country trip he’s taking via bicycle to raise awareness.

On June 5th, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence will officially kickoff the Miles for Mentoring campaign. Marcus and Governing Board member, Gary Jonas, will embark on a 3,700 mile ride from San Francisco to Atlantic City with the goals of raising critical funding and to bring awareness to the 750+ local children currently on the waiting list to be matched with a mentor and role model.

BEN FM and the other Beasley Media Philadelphia stations will call upon our listeners to support this mission with an all day, all station Radiothon on Wednesday, June 9th.

Get involved! Donate by visiting MILES.GIVESMART.COM or texting MILES to 76278. Or, help us reach our goal of signing up 100 people to become BIGS.

Learn how:

Over 30,000 children are waiting for a mentor across the United States and BBBS Independence is utilizing this campaign to help as many of them as possible. Please join the mission!

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