ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester is trying to provide support for children during this confusing time, but the non-profit can’t hold public fundraisers — so it’s asking for donations and mentors.
“In March alone we had to cancel two which would have brought in an average of about 40-thousand dollars,” said Lisa Mattoon, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester. “The average cost of a match is $15-hundred so think of all the children that could get matched out of that $40-thousand event.”
So Mattoon is asking for help.
“We need volunteers to step up, we need people to donate and think of a cup of coffee or not grabbing every day on your way to work or the amount of money you’re saving on gas because you’re working from home,” Mattoon said.