A Great Mother…

A Great Mother’s Day … Thanks to DressBarn of Morrisville
Brooke Modlin, BBBST Match Support Specialist
May 17, 2012

This past Saturday, the DressBarn of Morrisville graciously hosted 14 of our Littles along with their mentors to pick out a gift for each of the mothers for Mother’s Day.  Each Little was given a $50 gift card and was able to pick out anything in the store for his/her mother. As if this was not enough, the Dress Barn staff also took a picture of each little and put it in a special “mom” frame for each to give his/her mother along with a goodie bag and red rose. All of the children seemed so excited to browse the store and look for items that they thought that their mothers would enjoy. The Bigs also enjoyed the process of helping their Littles shop and pick out a special item for their moms. The kids left with a goodie bag of treats for themselves, and they were treated to a pizza lunch. The DressBarn staff did not forget about the Bigs either! Each Big received a hand written card letting them know how much they are appreciated for their volunteer efforts and how they make their Littles feel special. I cannot say enough about how kind and helpful the DressBarn staff was and how they made this Mother’s Day a memorable day not only for the moms but also the Littles. I heard a lot of positive feedback throughout the event. Numerous volunteers came up to me and mentioned how nice everything was. Everyone was just expecting the gift card (which was very generous!) but we were all pleasantly surprised by the additional gifts. The match support team has heard much positive feedback from volunteers this week and one volunteer, Ms. Janet, shared this with her match support specialist:

“I thought it was wonderful and so very nice of them- such an amazing gesture….They gave me a card and this is what they wrote ‘We just wanted to share our appreciation for you. Because of you these children know they matter.” Ms. Janet also said, “That card made it all worth it. Saturday was really hectic for me and I ended up driving over 200 miles in order to fit everything in, but to see this card meant so much to me.” Ms. Janet went on to say, “They were so kind and gave my Little a card and snack bag on top of being able to buy her mother a dress.” Quodesh’s mother is trying to find a job and this will be really helpful for her to have a good outfit to interview in.

My Little’s mom also emailed thanking my husband and I for helping Chris pick out a gift for her. She told us that he was so excited when he got home on Saturday afternoon that he could not wait until Sunday to give her the gift, he made her open it immediately!

From my experience and the feedback that we received, the generosity of the DressBarn made this Mother’s Day one of the most special and memorable Mother’s Day for several children and moms in our community. Thank you DressBarn for your commitment to helping others!

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For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 14, in Wake, Durham and Orange counties. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
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