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Queen of Hearts grant provides mentoring for ten Truckee Tahoe children

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8211; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe is thrilled to announce it is one of two local nonprofits receiving 2010 Queen of Hearts grants from the Queen of Hearts Womenand#8217;s Fund.

The grant and#8212; totaling $12,500 and#8212; will enable Big Brothers Big Sisters to match 10 local at-risk children currently on the agencyand#8217;s waiting list with caring adult mentors from the Truckee-Tahoe community.

and#8220;The members of the Queen of Hearts Womenand#8217;s Fund are some of the most generous and community-minded individuals in the Truckee-Tahoe region,and#8221; said Peggy Martin, Big Brothers Big Sisters program manager. and#8220;To receive a grant of this magnitude is a real honor. They really took the time to get to know our agency, and to carefully gauge the impact their dollars would have on the children we serve. So to have their vote of confidence is huge for us.and#8221;

With these new resources in place to begin matching 10 of the 25+ waiting Littles with mentors, Big Brothers Big Sisters is now (and always) in need of mentors in the Truckee, Tahoe City and Kings Beach regions. Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a mentor is encouraged to contact Truckee Program Manager Peggy Martin at 530-587-7717.

Anyone interested in building on the positive effect the 2010 Queen of Hearts grant will have on local children can help extend programs in the Truckee-Tahoe area even further with a donation in support of local youths.

Donors to Big Brothers Big Sisters can make a one-time gift online at http://www.bigsofnc.org/Donations.asp, mail a check to the main office (P.O. Box 1362, Grass Valley, CA 95945), or contact the office to set up recurring monthly debits from a checking or savings account. If you would like your donation earmarked for the Truckee-Tahoe region, just request this when making your donation.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe (BBBSNC) is a chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, a national non-profit agency dedicated to creating a volunteer base where every at-risk child and youth who needs and wants a mentor can be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. BBBSNC serves children in all of Nevada County including Truckee, as well as the North Lake Tahoe communities of Kings Beach and Tahoe City. For more information, please visit http://www.bigsofnc.org.


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