Early in the month of June Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii was presented with a $4,000 grant check from Friends of Hawaii Charities Inc., which awards annual grants to not-for-profit organizations across the state. Its most prominent  and well-known fundraising event is the Sony Open in Hawaii PGA TOUR golf tournament held at Waialae Country Club each January. This grant supports Art-to-Go, a partnership with the Honolulu Museum of Art, which provides art instruction and activities for at-risk youth enrolled in our afterschool mentoring programs. Art-to-Go stimulates creativity, bolsters self-esteem and confidence, increases problem-solving skills and strengthens one-to-one relationships between children and mentors.
“We are so grateful to the Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc., the Sony Open and The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc for their continued support,” said Dennis Brown, Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii President / CEO. “Annual support from Friends of Hawaii Charities Inc is a huge help for our program so we can combine mentoring and art to facilitate positive change in the lives of Hawaii’s youth!”
About Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii:

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides at-risk children with professionally supported 1-to-1 mentoring relationships. We match children ages 6 through 18 with qualified volunteers in communities across the state. Results indicate that children in our programs improve academically, avoid risky behaviors, and strive to attain higher standards of achievement. Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii is a statewide organization that serves over 1,400 keiki and mentors as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii Island, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kauai, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui. Help us make a big difference by visiting www.bbbshawaii.org.

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