Step up and "adopt a match" for $2,500 and Wells Fargo will match that amount.
The Adopt-a-Match program was originally piloted by MAC Federal Credit Union in Fairbanks and is now statewide thanks to the generosity of Wells Fargo. Through this program, businesses can “adopt” a life-changing Big Brothers Big Sisters match for 2014. This exciting opportunity is a perfect way for your business to showcase your commitment to the community and the youth of Alaska.
Our program has a BIG impact and you can help make it even BIGGER with your financial support. A Big Brother or Big Sister provides the additional guidance and support needed to keep a child on the right path toward promise and possibility. In an independent nationwide study, Little Brothers and Little Sisters were:
· 52% less likely than their unmatched peers to skip school
· 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
· 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
· More likely to do better in school
· More likely to have better relationships
with their friends and families
· Less likely to engage in violent behavior
These results take time AND money. That’s where you come in. Each match costs approximately $2,500 to make and support for one year. Your business can be among the first to highlight your community involvement through the Adopt-a-Match program. A $2,500 donation is all it takes to join this program as a business sponsor.
Wells Fargo is excited about this initiative and wants to help start it off right. They have issued the Wells Fargo Adopt-a-Match Challenge to the business community of Alaska. Wells Fargo will match dollar for dollar each of the first 10 businesses that adopt a match, for a total of $25,000. Basically, your donation and its impact will be doubled with the help of Wells Fargo.
Interested? Contact Rachael McPherson at 907-433-4625 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.