Morgan Drexen Goes ‘Big for a Day’
Morgan Drexen brings big smiles to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orange County.
On February 4, 2012 Morgan Drexen was thrilled to collaborate with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Orange County, for their second consecutive year, giving both children and adults the opportunity to partake in a fun mentoring event at Tustin Lanes.
An astounding 28 Morgan Drexen employee volunteers woke up to a beautiful Saturday morning excited to be matched with a “Little” for the day. Many returned a second time for this rewarding experience.
This Morgan Drexen sponsored event was truly a success creating so many smiles throughout the day. The children had a blast bowling, bonding with their “Bigs”, eating pizza, playing arcade games, becoming pros at laser tag and teaching some of the Morgan Drexen employees how to dance.
Going ‘Big’ at Camelot
Morgan Drexen teamed with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orange County for the “Big for a Day” event at Camelot Golfland in Anaheim.
On August 6, 2011 Morgan Drexen sponsored a “Big for a Day” where wait-listed children were matched one-on-one with volunteers from the Costa Mesa-based company. Due to an overwhelming interest in the event which was held at Camelot Golfland in Anaheim, there were more children than adults and many volunteers mentored two children for the day.
The day was a great success with both Morgan Drexen volunteers and the children and many voiced their hopes of another “Big for a Day” event in the near future. In addition, a few Morgan Drexen volunteers are now applying to become a permanent “Big”.
Orange County, California
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Orange County is part of a national non-profit organization that provides adult mentors or “Bigs” for children “Littles” between the ages of 6-18 years old. The mission of the organization is to help children reach their full potential through one-on-one relationships with responsible and positive thinking mentors.
For over 100 years BBBS has been committed in helping enrich the lives of young children through their community programs. In 2010 alone, they impacted the lives of 2,026 children facing adversity. By participating in these programs BBBS mentors truly make a difference in the lives of these children by giving them hope and showing them they are important in this world.
Currently BBBS of Orange County has over 200 children, mostly boys, awaiting a permanent match. Some of these children due to being older or living in areas of the county such as Santa Ana and Anaheim where less adult volunteers live, have been on the list for years.
If you are interested in finding out more information on how to become a big brother or big sister, visit www.bigbrooc.org.