12-year-old Alex needs a Big Pal

Alex is 12 and lives with his mom and siblings. He wants to be a Nebraska football player when he grows up. He would like to have a Big Pal since he has a little yard and wants to get out and do more. When asked to describe himself, Alex said he is helpful, kind, nice, honest, adventurous and likes working for money. He enjoys football, fishing, bicycling, swimming, art activities and rollerblading. If he had three wishes, Alex would like to be rich, go out more and live in a house.

10-year-old Mason needs a Big Pal

Mason is 10 years old and lives with his mom and sister. He would like to be an FBI police officer when he grows up so he can help people and save lives. He would like a Big Pal to know that he likes sports. Mason enjoys basketball, baseball and soccer. He would also like to learn how to make a paper fortune teller. Mason’s favorite food is pizza and he likes school, especially math. If Mason had two wishes he would like to have more money and get an NBA ticket.

Can you give one or two hours per week to a child who needs you? We have 19 children waiting for someone just like you to be their Big Pal. Please call today — you can make a difference to the children in our community.

Big Pals-Little Pals is a mentoring program that matches adult volunteers with children ages 6-19 from single-parent homes in order to provide them an adult friend and role model. Big Pals-Little Pals is a Columbus Area United Way Agency.

For more information, please contact Roxanne McCright at Big Pals-Little Pals at 402-563-1081 or online at www.bigpals.org.

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