Are You a Big Brother or Big Sister?

As you know, or maybe you don’t, every month Abstrakt partners with a local charity and we conduct our monthly Facebook-a-Thon. This month is no different. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois has partnered with us for the month of March! This month we will be reaching out to our contacts and supporters to help raise awareness about the local chapter of this great organization. Most people know the name and what a great service Big Brothers Big Sisters provides, but they may not know that the Southwestern Illinois chapter is right here in their backyard.

Locally, the Big Brothers Big Sisters Southwestern Illinois chapter serves St. Clair, Monroe, Clinton and Madison counties. Their vision is to provide a mentor to every child in Southwestern Illinois who wants and needs one.

On a national level, the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization provides over 200,000 children one-on-one mentoring with a goal to serve a million children. Research by Public/ Private Ventures consistently shows that Little Brothers and Little Sisters are:

  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
  • 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
  • 52% less likely to skip school
  • 37% less likely to skip class
  • More confident in their schoolwork performance
  • Able to get along better with their families

Help us raise awareness about this great organization and our local Southwestern Illinois chapter by “liking” Abstrakt on Facebook and sharing the message with your friends and followers.