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Big Brothers Big Sisters able to take 213 children off waiting list

Published On: Apr 15 2014 03:41:16 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 15 2014 03:41:27 PM CDT
ABILENE, Texas -

Big Brothers Big Sisters and Communities of Abilene Federal Credit Union raised $149,313 during a five-year fundraiser, resulting in 213 children being taken off their waiting list.

The Skip-A-Payment program allowed members of CoAFCU to skip a loan payment and make a $10 donation to BBBS during November and December. The company matched the donations for every skipped payment and resulted in more than $140,000 raised.

The check was presented to BBBS on Tuesday morning on Chestnut Street.

Just this year, the Skip-A-Payment program raised more than $28,000, which helped 40 children get off the waiting list and get assigned a Big Brother or Big Sister.

If you would like to volunteer at BBBS, visit this link to their website.