Benefiting the 'Littles'

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Sandy Thiel, Director of Community Engagement for the Sheridan Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Sandy Thiel, Director of Community Engagement for the Sheridan Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters (Photo Ron Richter ©)

Five Sheridan area nonprofits recently received grants from the Wyoming Community Foundation. We continue our series on the grant recipients today with a look at Big Brothers Big Sisters. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.


The goal of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to help all children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with volunteer mentors. Sandy Thiel, Director of Community Engagement for the Sheridan Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, says that the $5,000 grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation will be used to strengthen one-to-one mentoring by providing support to help children engage in lifelong interests that they may never have had a chance to experience.

Thiel said that last year they served 115 children in the community and that she expects that number to be even higher this year.

Be sure to join us Thursday, as we’ll have the announcement of the 2019 Wyoming Big Brother of the Year. We’ll also conclude our nonprofit series with a look at how the Wyoming Community Foundation grant will benefit Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation.

SheridanWyoming.com

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