Lunch Buddy Wrap Up

All     by Stacy Lochtefeld

Lunch Buddy Wrap Up

Abby, Amanda, Andy and Stacy had the pleasure to participate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch Buddy program this 2015-2016 school year. The Lunch Club is a mentoring program where children in the program are matched with volunteers from the community for lunch, friendship, academic, enrichment, and fun activities. The volunteers provide the children with a positive role model and a special friend.

 

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Amanda Kremer with her Little

 

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Stacy Lochtefeld pictured with her Little.

 

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Abby Timmerman and her Little giving last goodbyes.

 

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Andy and his Little finishing up their lunch.

Abby, Amanda, Andy and Stacy had lunch with their Little every 2 weeks during the school year. Through all the games of Sorry, Connect 4 and Trouble, we were able to get to know our Little on a more personal level. Hearing about the everyday life of an elementary student brought back a lot of memories for all of us 🙂

Even though the program was designed for the volunteers to give to their Little, as a Big we received so much more than expected. It was a joy to see the world through the eyes as a child. They taught us to appreciate the little things and to laugh at all things.

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Couldn’t forget a selfie! Stacy, Amanda and Abby pictured with their Little’s.

We all met with our Little’s for the last time earlier in the week and treated the Little’s with Subway. Couldn’t have asked for a better day!

A Special Thank You!

Abby, Amanda, Andy and Stacy would like to give a special thanks to the following:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer/Auglaize/Van Wert Counties. Thanks for all your effort and coordination in putting this program together. What a blessing for all involved.

Local participating schools. Thank you for all your willingness and hospitality during our visits with our Littles! Always making us feel welcome 🙂

Dan Muhlenkamp & Roger Rindler. Thank you SO much for being flexible and allowing us to participate in the Lunch Buddy program. For the opportunity to give back to the community in a very personable way!

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