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BBBS Receives $10,000 Grant from Comcast Foundation

12/10/2012

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Illinois, a program of FHN Family Counseling Center, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation to support its mentoring program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national mentoring program which has been in existence in Stephenson and Jo Daviess counties for more than 40 years. This program provides one-to-one mentoring to youth ages 6-16 in both the site-based or community-based setting.

"Generous donations from Comcast and others give us the ability to provide vital services to the children and families we serve in our community,” said Beth Johnson, prevention and education supervisor at FHN Family Counseling Center.

The grant from the Comcast Foundation is in recognition of Comcast's commitment to the communities where its customers and employees live and work. Since its founding in 1999, the Comcast Foundation has distributed more than $90 million in cash support of programs implemented locally in Comcast communities.

"Comcast congratulates Big Brothers Big Sisters and is pleased to support the organization in its efforts to improve the lives of children and families in Stephenson County,” said Charisse R. Lillie, Comcast Foundation president.

For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Illinois, contact Sharon Mockridge, community educator at FHN Family Counseling Center, 815-599-7344.