The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Northwoods to help fund their mentoring programs in Price, Taylor, Vilas, Oneida and southern Ashland Counties.
According to Lois Ruediger, board president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Northwoods, the mentoring programs rely on financial support through private foundation grants, donations and fundraising activities. The grant money will be used to finance background checks on all volunteer applicants, help pay for group activities and marketing materials needed to increase program awareness.
She says, “Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Northwoods currently provides mentoring services to more than 100 children under the age of 18.” She added they still have 32 waiting to be matched with a mentor.
The mission of the Plum Creek Foundation is to provide philanthropic contributions to support and improve the general welfare of life in the communities that Plum Creek serves. The Foundation board meets quarterly to review applications submitted from organizations in the company’s operating communities. Visit the Community Involvement page on Plum Creek’s website at www.plumcreek.com to download an application.