On Dec. 12, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cherokee County gave out about 70 boxes of toys, school supplies, toiletries and food to the families of our Little Brothers and Little Sisters. We also gave out 70 backpacks stuffed with “goodies,” as well as some Walmart Gift cards! This special event was held at Murphy Middle School. BBBS sends a “Big” thanks to the principal, Tiffany Clapsaddle, for allowing us to be there (and for helping).
Parents/guardians were asked to drive by the covered entrance to the school to pick up their boxes and backpacks. Santa was there with many “elves,” who included members of the BBBS Cherokee Advisory Council and WNC Pacesetters, as well as high school Big Brothers and Big Sisters and others. There were smiles on the faces of those receiving gifts, as well as volunteers. This safe Christmas event was held in lieu of BBBS Cherokee’s annual Christmas party, which was canceled due to the pandemic.
The BBBS Advisory Council thanks the many donors who made this wonderful day possible – WNC Pacesetters, Lowe’s, Ingles, Toys for Tots, Walmart, the many Walmart Giving Tree donors, and the several anonymous donors who also helped out.
Despite tough times for many nonprofits, BBBS Cherokee has been blessed this year with many generous individual and corporate donors who have ensured the survival of our mentoring programs for the foreseeable future. In addition to the names listed above, donors include Murphy Power Board, TVA, Murphy Cable, and several anonymous individuals. Thank you to these amazing people who care so much about the welfare of our most vulnerable citizens.