Beth Heller is a volunteer in Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Children’s Program. She is matched to Grace. About her experience, she notes:
Since being matched four months ago, we’ve had a blast playing at the park, eating ice cream, pizza-making at Bertucci’s, going to movies, shopping and eating out at Legacy Place. We share a love of fashion, jewelry, singing to the car radio, dancing, watching movies, and playing at the park. It’s been very fulfilling to do so many great activities with such a fun, energetic and caring girl, and I’m so excited for the rest of our summer plans, especially Grace’s double-digit birthday later this month!
From the first time I met her, I was so impressed by her good manners and family-first mentality. She is a loving daughter and sister who cares deeply about others. I really noticed this when we went to Sugar Heaven for candy and she made sure to buy her dad and sister the treats they liked the most to surprise them when she got home!
As Grace’s Big Sister, I try to be consistent and show her that she can count on me: Another dependable and trustworthy person in her life. I am confident that she will come to me if she has any issues or needs to troubleshoot challenges she’s facing. I strive to be a great friend, support system, and role model for her.
We are both very proud and thankful for the opportunity Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters has given us to get to know one another. We look forward to continuing our journey together as a match in the program!