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Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization Receives $100K Donation

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh just received a major donation.

The money will have a direct impact on students at Brashear High School.

OVC, headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania, just handed over $100,000 to the group that provides children facing adversity with strong, professionally supported one-on-one relationships.

"We wanted to deepen our relationship with Big Brothers Big Sisters and felt that the Mentor 2.0 program was really innovative," QVC's Suzanne Quigley said.

The Mentor 2.0 program launched in 2014. It matches college-educated mentors with ninth grade students from Brashear High School.

Currently, there are nearly 150 teens enrolled in the program.

"Online as well as face-to-face mentoring for high school students and really around career exploration and helping them focus on what they want to do after high school," Quigley said.

QVC employees said what they like about the Mentor 2.0 program is that it focuses on outcomes and student success.

Employees presented their donation at Brashear High School, in a room packed with students.

They said giving back to the community is one of the company's main missions.

"It's just really fulfilling to be part of a company that cares about doing that type of work in the communities where we live and work," Quigley said.

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