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webmaster | 01/25/12

Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers in short supply

Twenty children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California program still need a mentor, but the program manager in Madera and Fresno says there’s no volunteers to do the job.

The nonprofit organization connects children — typically those who receive free or reduced lunch, are being raised by foster parents, a single parent or have a parent in prison — with mentors while providing support and monitoring.

Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern are served by the Central California chapter.

The waiting list in Madera got smaller from the 34 it had last year only because eligible children — those 14 and under — aged out, program manager Deanna Ramirez said...


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