On the phone again. I find myself getting closer to the people around me. It's very awarding. Currently planning a time where the residents on campus can donate their clothes to BBBS!
I spent sometime looking up potential Bigs on Facebook. Nothing unusual came up. Most of the people were defiantly family orientated, which I suspected if they wanted to be a big.
For the time I was there, I was on the phone thanking people for donating. Surprisingly, people are shocked when we call and thank them. I find it interesting that people don't expect that.
I called people who donated items to BBBS. It was interesting because some people are really nice are really rude. No in between. I would of guessed that people would be all nice, since they just donated to an organization. The people that that are sweet made up for the rude people. I called this one lady that sat down and talked for five minutes straight about how much she was concerned about that her stuff wasn't good enough. It melted my heart.
I help cut and organized papers that ask for donations. They had different stories on them which I found very interesting.
My job for this week was to organize, which i enjoyed very much. I love seeing everything that involves BBBS and imaging the event and how impactful it is to the kids.
I sat in on another interview, and found it just as interesting as the first one. This big, however, wanted to start off in site then work her way into community. Ed, the person in charge of the interviews, said it is the best way to start. The Big that start off that way tends to last longer and are better Bigs.
I also worked on inputting feedback from the Bigs and Littles at site. It filled my heart with joy when I read the impact both the Littles and Bigs have on each other.
Getting a different perspective of what it takes to be a big and a little for BBBS was interesting. It is not as simple as it seems, and the purpose isn't to fix a change, but really to change a perspective and give them more experiences. I always thought this program was a different way of counseling, but it's truly not.