The Give A Little Campaign is a national in-store fundraiser that supports charities chosen by ACE employees. Employees in Florida chose to support Big Brothers Big Sisters because of its mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
"Our customers and employees are extremely passionate about giving back to the community, especially to organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters," said Eric Norrington, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at ACE. "We extend our greatest appreciation to everyone who participated in our campaign."
Nationally, the 2015 Give A Little Campaign is providing more than $447,000 to charities across the country, including: AdoptAClassroom.org, Autism Speaks, Back on My Feet, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, National Down Syndrome Society, Providence House and Stars Scholarship Fund.
"All of the ACE employees are ultimately helping match children with caring adult mentors across the United States. We are grateful for their passion and contributions to further our mission," said Pam Iorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
ACE has been a partner to Big Brothers Big Sisters since 2013 and has donated more than $237,684 to the organization in support of its mission.
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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes such as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children ("Littles") with screened volunteer mentors ("Bigs") and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency, and college or job readiness.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization's 110-year history. With more than 300 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 170,000 children, their families and 170,000 volunteer mentors. Learn more at www.BigBrothersBigSisters.org.
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