Matt Brown, WTXL’s GM, says the “$10,000 gift will support the on-going effort to create one-to-one mentoring relationships with youth in our region. We’re proud that these dollars will stay within our local communities – recruiting mentors and pairing them for successful relationships.”
Since 2019, WTXL, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Tallahassee, Fla., has donated a total of $30,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend (BBBS), including this year’s donation of $10,000.
This contribution will help support BBBS’s mission to provide children facing adversity with strong, professionally supported relationships, both virtual and in-person, that change their lives for the better.
Matt Brown, WTXL’s GM, says the “$10,000 gift will support the on-going effort to create one-to-one mentoring relationships with youth in our region. We’re proud that these dollars will stay within our local communities — recruiting mentors and pairing them for successful relationships.”
Due to the strain of the pandemic, BBBS has experienced numerous challenges in funding and matching efforts over the past 12 months.
Currently, the Tallahassee-based agency has hundreds of children on a waiting list to be matched with mentors in the eight counties it serves in north Florida. Most of those children are young boys in need of a male mentor.
This gift is made possible by the Scripps Howard Foundation, the philanthropic arm of WTXL’s parent company E.W. Scripps Co.
The donation to BBBS is part of WTXL’s and Scripps’ commitment to the families and communities they serve by creating awareness of local issues and supporting impactful organizations to drive solutions.
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