Noah is 7 and lives with his mom and sisters. Unfortunately, his dad is not in his life. Noah would like to be a police officer when he grows up. When Noah was asked what kind of Big Pal he would like, he said he wants a Big Pal who likes to do and try new things. He wants his Big Pal to know he likes to play video games, go swimming and eat chicken nuggets. If he had three wishes, Noah would like to have a watch, every kind of toy in the universe and $100.25.

Can you give one or two hours per week to a child who needs you? We have 17 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