Ringing in the Holiday Season with Big Brothers Big Sisters
Staff Management | SMX helped to ring in holiday cheer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBSMC) earlier this month, sponsoring their annual holiday party Saturday, December 10th and helping to wrap presents to be given out at the event earlier that week. BBBSMC provides one-to-one mentoring relationships between at-risk youth and screened and trained mentors and this event brings together the Big Brothers and Big Sisters to create a memorable event for the Little Brothers and Little Sisters in attendance.
The Big Brothers and Big Sisters gathered at U.S. Cellular Field’s Stadium Club for a day of food, fun, games, and even an appearance from Santa Claus himself! Joan Davison, our President & COO, was joined by Jerry Wimer, Vice President of Global Operations & Staffing Center of Excellence, to help spread holiday cheer to the nearly 480 Little Brothers and Little Sisters and their “Bigs” that attended the party.
Additionally, we were able to participate in the annual gift wrapping party held prior to the holiday party at the BBBSMC headquarters in downtown Chicago. There, 15 Staff Management | SMX employees joined BBBSMC representatives to wrap presents for boys and girls aged 7-9, 8-10 and 11-12. It was a great feeling knowing that the presents we were carefully wrapping would be torn into by some excited Littles in just a few days! For some children, these might be the only presents they get this holiday season and we were happy to be able to do a small part in bringing them some holiday cheer.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago is a wonderful organization – they are an important part of community service efforts in Chicagoland as well as other cities across the country in which they serve. Everyone at Staff Management | SMX is thrilled to be associated with their efforts. To learn how you can get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters in your area please visit www.bbbs.org.