First Citizens’ Foundation Gives To Big Brothers-Big Sisters

First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation presented a $5,000 check to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands, whose mission is to help thousands of youth find a positive path. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands is currently supporting nearly 400 children on Cape Cod & Martha’s Vineyard through its volunteer mentors.

“Big Brothers Big Sisters is a vital asset to our community, especially during a volatile time where kids are dealing with social distancing and stress related to this virus” said Peter Muise, president & chairman of the board of First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation.  “We’re excited to support them as they quickly shift their programs and continuing to provide mentors and role models a virtual way to stay connected with our local youth on Cape Cod.”

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, BBBSCCI has shifted its focus to supporting the children, families and mentors who are at the core of their program. The agency has also pivoted to offer virtual volunteer & youth enrollments until physical distancing passes.

“We are so grateful for the First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation’s commitment to the youth that we serve,” said JR Mell, regional director for BBBSCCI. “The children in our program are facing challenges related to social isolation now more than ever. Adapting to offer our services virtually is imperative for the social and emotional well-being of the nearly 400 children in our service territory.”

First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation was established in 2019 by First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union as part of its commitment to the community. First Citizens’ has full service offices in New Bedford, Raynham, Taunton, Mattapoisett, Wareham, Falmouth, Mashpee, Hyannis, Orleans, Hanover and a lending office in Plymouth.  For more information, visit www.firstcitizens.org.

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