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Big Brothers, Big Sisters looking for more community help

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - A local organization says they're hoping the community steps up to help them meet this year's goal.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin had a goal last year of matching 40 big brothers with 40 "Littles". They fell short of that goal, by about half. They also fell short of their goal to match 515 "Bigs" and "Littles" for the entire year. They've got the same goal this year, and are ramping up efforts in hopes of getting more volunteers.

"Reason we're doing a big kick-off right now, is we're short of our goals of kids that we wanted to serve last year, mainly because we didn't have enough volunteers come forward, so we really want to start the year out strong, and kind of a New Year's resolution, too, it's January, New Year's resolution time, time for people to make resolutions to better the life of a child, and what a better way than becoming a mentor," says Craig Monson with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin.

The organization is holding an informational night Thursday night at their office in Eau Claire from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. on Galloway Street. They're also holding meetings in Hudson at the Hudson Library, in River Falls at the River Falls Library Board Room, Chippewa Falls at the Chippewa Falls Library, and Menomonie at their Menomonie office also on Thursday, January 31st, from 5:30-6:30.  

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