May 22, 2019 – First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands (BBBSCCI) whose mission is to help thousands of youth find a positive path through a volunteer model unlike any other social service organization. This donation will particularly help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands with their strategic expansion. Through this expansion, they will be able to reach hundreds more of the area’s most vulnerable youth.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters is a vital asset to our community,” said Peter Muise, President & Chairman of the Board of First Citizens' Charitable Foundation. “We’re excited to support them in providing mentors and role models who build positive and impactful relationships with our local youth on Cape Cod.”
Since 2014, BBBSCCI has increased the number of youth served with a mentor by 68%. Over the next 5 years, their strategic growth plan seeks to serve 450 children per year with a mentor. “We are so grateful for the First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation’s commitment to the youth that we serve,” said JR Mell, Regional Director for BBBSCCI. “This donation will help to support our continued growth and match more at-risk youth with a mentor throughout the Cape & Islands.”
About First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation
First Citizens' Charitable Foundation was established in 2019 by First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union as part of its commitment to the community. The purpose of the First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation is to promote economic advancement in communities where First Citizens’ members and employees live and work. Our hope is to support and improve our communities by establishing a relationship with local organizations and providing financial support. First Citizens’ is part one of
the premier financial institutions in Southeastern Massachusetts. Today, with over 80,000 members and assets over $750 million, First Citizens' has full service offices in New Bedford, Raynham, Taunton, Mattapoisett, Wareham, Falmouth, Mashpee, Hyannis, Orleans and a lending office in Plymouth, MA. For more information, visit www.firstcitizens.org.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands: BBBS is on a mission to help children in under-resourced families thrive by providing transformational, one-to-one professionally-supported relationships with caring adult mentors. Founded in 1974, and a part of BBBSMB, BBBS is the only volunteer based, one to one, professionally supported mentoring program on the Cape & Islands. BBBS currently serves over 370 kids throughout the Cape & Islands. For more information please visit: www.CapeBigs.org