Cupid Comes to T Stops This Valentine’s Day: Boston Commuters to Receive Roses Thanks to Big Brothers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass Bay to hand out 1,500 roses at South Station, Broadway stops
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This Valentine’s Day, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is showing some love to the City of Boston. During the morning commute, current Big Brothers will be stationed outside the South Station and Broadway T stops where they will be handing out 1,500 roses to Bostonians.
“Valentine’s Day is about showing our loved ones we care, and we thought, what better time to reach out to local women to help us recruit volunteers”
The giveaway is part of the organization’s Chicks Dig Bigs campaign, which asks the women of Boston to encourage a man in their lives – be it a brother, husband, significant other, or son – to consider becoming a Big Brother. Across Massachusetts Bay, more than 800 boys are currently waiting for a mentor. With the help of local women, the Chicks Dig Bigs campaign aims to provide these boys with an invested, caring adult mentor.
“Valentine’s Day is about showing our loved ones we care, and we thought, what better time to reach out to local women to help us recruit volunteers,” said Wendy Foster, Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. “Swing by for a free rose and a chance to meet some of our incredible Big Brothers, and consider encouraging a special guy in your life to become a mentor.”
A recent survey found that more than nine in ten women (93%) are more likely to admire a guy who volunteers with kids, and 88% would boast about their significant other volunteering with kids to their friends.
|Friday, February 14, beginning at 7:30 a.m.|
|South Station T stop (at Summer St. and Atlantic Ave.) and Broadway T stop (at Dot Ave. and West Broadway in South Boston)|
|Photos of Big Brothers handing out roses; Photos of pedestrians leaving stations with roses; Interviews with current Big Brothers|
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is an innovative, energetic organization that is making a real difference in the lives of nearly 2,000 youth by providing them with an invested, caring adult mentor. With research and proven outcomes at its core, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is working to ensure every child has the support from caring adults that they need for healthy development and success in life. The organization’s vision is to inspire, engage and transform communities in Massachusetts Bay by helping youth achieve their full potential, contributing to healthier families, better schools, brighter futures and stronger communities. For more information about this worthwhile cause and its important mission, visit www.bbbsmb.org.