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Who Will Follow In Your Footsteps

Lynne's Story:

She is a long standing volunteer with our agency. From serving as a Director on our Board, to acting as a Board Recruitment Officer, to helping out with Bowl For Kids Sake she is the prime example of someone who believes in values of volunteering. She is a mentor who teaches the importance of giving to her family and her community.

"I follow in the footsteps of my parents.  As long as I can remember, they volunteered - as surrogate parents, as Girl Guide/Scout leaders, theatre ushers and board members, as United Way treasurer and at various board positions in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Haldimand-Norfolk. Me? I’ve ushered at LFT, worked in the Sprucedale library, sewn countless dance and theatre costumes and I now find myself a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie.

Too many children in our community don’t have parents like mine to act as role models. Big Brothers Big Sisters helps provide children with the opportunity to have a mentor and caring adults with the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child.  In the background, you have people like me, making decisions, monitoring the organization, organizing events and volunteering at them.

And now, I also watch my own children giving back to the community. It makes me proud to know someone is following in my footsteps.  Do you have the time for someone to follow in your footsteps?"

~ Lynne Henson, Director