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Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Greater Pittsburgh Receives $25,000 Grant

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh recently received a $25,000 grant.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh is a nonprofit organization that mentors young children in underserved communities.

The nonprofit says that Dan Jenkins, a long-time volunteer, was named one of Northwestern Mutual's 2021 Community Service Award Most Exceptional winners. The award Jenkins won included the $25,000 grant that he presented to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh earlier this month.

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(Photo Courtesy Northwestern Mutual)

"This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the anxiety and stress that the children served already experience on a daily basis," said Jenkins. "The money from this grant will be used to enroll youth into mentoring programs from the ever-increasing wait list, recruit and train new volunteers, make mentoring matches and support these relationships over time right here in Pittsburgh."

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