One of the most satisfying feelings for us here at the One Hundred Club, is witnessing first-hand the philanthropic power of a generous membership community. Perhaps this is not something that you would attribute to a Member Supported Private Club, but for the past 15 years, the One Hundred Clubs’ esteemed Members have exercised the highest level of philanthropy throughout the Seacoast.
One specific group, Big Brothers Big Sisters, is made up of some of the most generous, caring and giving individuals. Passionate about their cause, selfless in their time and monetary contributions; these individuals make a difference in the lives of the children that they serve. Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts annual events and monthly board meetings at the One Hundred Club, and it has been a pleasure to work with this group of dedicated individuals.
Big Brothers Big Sisters also holds a very special place in our current and past employees hearts. Dana Wergen, who has been with the Club for over 6 years, was a Little herself and felt that that having a Big made a lasting impression on her. Former employee of the Club, Matt Doubleday has been a Big for over 7 years and was recently named “2019 Big Brother of the Year”. The award could not be bestowed on more deserving person, Congratulations Matt!
Since 1966, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been the premiere one-to-one mentoring service in the New Hampshire. Their mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. They serve more than 1,000 children in life-changing relationships.
Their community-based program is a mentoring program, where Bigs and Littles are matched in a one-to-one friendship based on gender, interests, personalities, and geographic locations. Volunteers are carefully screened and trained to create a positive impact by sharing their friendship, guidance, and support. Pairs meet at least twice per month for a couple hours to spend quality one-on-one time together, and form meaningful memories just by hanging out.
Mentors take the time to listen, encourage, and model positive behavior while doing everyday activities. Each match is professionally supported by a Match Support Specialist, who is there to support and advise Bigs and parents on this journey.
If interested in learning more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire click here.
Did you know?
The One Hundred Club allows non-profit organizations to host events with discounted room-rates. Literally millions of dollars have been raised over the past decade in our function and event rooms. Local projects such as 3S Art Space, Crossroads House, Jadens Ladder, Habitat for Humanity and many other great causes have found our venue to provide the perfect backdrop to successful charitable campaigns.
For the month of February, new Members will receive a $500 discount on their initiation fee, and $500 will also be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org