Back to school dinner reaps school supplies for Big Brothers Big Sisters

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by Doug Proffitt

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 12, 2010 at 5:55 PM

(WHAS11)  In Kentuckiana, the volunteers who make up Big Brothers and Big Sisters come from all walks of life, and so do the young people who make up their matches.  But this is also a tough time of year because those young people are students getting ready to go back to school, which can be costly.
 

As WHAS11’s Doug Proffitt found out, though, they are getting help from some generous folks.
 

At a back to school dinner at the Louisville headquarters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, twenty lucky Little Brothers and Little Sisters were getting back to school supplies, complete with a new pair of shoes; all donated by Carbide Industries of Rubbertown.
 

Brenda Hancock, Carbide Industries, said, “We buy school supplies… shoes…”  Carbide’s Care People fund has been around since 1989.
 

And with this group, it comes at a great time.  Jay Denham and Karmah Fahnbulleh have been matched for one year now.  We first introduced you to 15-year-old Karmah, of South Africa, last September; he was brand new to this country then and had waited six months for a Big Brother match.
 

So we asked Karmah how things are going today with Jay, his Big Brother; “He’s a great guy,” said Karmah.  And Jay said of Karmah, “…very good kid…”  Jay said it’s been a great experience introducing Karmah to things we take for granted.
 

If you want to help a young person become a great adult, call right now.  All you have to do is call 1-877-588-2300.
 

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