Big Brothers Big Sisters: This matchup enjoys the simple things together


by Doug Proffitt

Posted on December 9, 2010 at 6:37 PM

(WHAS11) -- Real characters in life seem to be few and far between anymore.
So it's pretty amazing when you can spot one in the making, like we did when we met 7-year-old Millie Bates, a new little sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Talk about a character; meet 7-year-old Millie Bates.  Millie, of Coleridge Taylor Elementary, is the new Little Sister of Donna Bottorf, a research specialist at U of L.
Donna said of her, “She’s vibrant, exciting, always in a good mood.”

At the Frazier Museum, Millie checked out the new Toys Exhibit; like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the good ole’ Slinky, developed in 1945.

This is match that both seem to cherish.  “She is so appreciative… please and thank you,” said Donna.  Big Brothers Big Sisters employee Kelly Smith is the match specialist who worked hard to make sure Millie found the right person.

For Millie, it’s the simple things; like the picnic the two recently enjoyed.  There’s no question this is a match that will thrive.

By the way, the toy exhibit at Frazier runs until March.

And don't forget in this spirit of the holidays, you can also donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters, they'll make sure your money goes to help young folks and families  who need it the most.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a Big Brother or Big Bister, you can call them tonight. They are in their Louisville office right now, ready to talk with you and get you started. The numbers is 1-877-588-2300. 
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