BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL OHIO helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.
After seeing a little girl speak about how much she loved her Big, Big Sister Darla knew instantly that’s what she was supposed to do. In 2014 Darla was matched with her Little Aaliyah. The two enjoy catching up over coffee and going shopping. Big Sister Darla owns a salon and Aaliyah visits occasionally, learning firsthand what it takes to be her own boss. As a 2020 high school graduate, Aaliyah is looking forward to college knowing Darla will be there for her every step of the way.
“I see us being together forever.” Big Sister Darla
Couples Bigs Jeff and Vicki Malesky began volunteering at Windsor STEM Academy through their employer, Nationwide. When they met their Little Anthony, the trio instantly clicked. After their first year of participating in our School-based program, the Maleskys felt compelled to do more for Anthony so they transitioned to a Community-based match. Now they are helping Anthony work towards his goals of controlling his emotions and fostering his love of reading. The Maleskys can also be found cheering from the stands at Anthony’s football games.
“Anthony continues to make us laugh and enjoy our time together. He brings smiles and sunshine to our lives.” Big Sister Vicki