FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kingston, NY, - As of November 10, 2011, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ulster County (BBBS) located in Kingston, NY, will cease operations. All "matches" - relationships between volunteer mentors and the children they have been mentoring - will be closed as of November 10, 2011.
The action was taken by the agency’s board of directors because the agency has not secured funding sufficient to continue operations.
"Big Brothers Big Sisters is grateful for the opportunity to have served the children of Ulster County, and for the support of the organization’s staff, the volunteers who served as caring mentors, and members of the board of directors who have served the organization over the years," said Sheila Appel, Family Services, Inc. Board of Directors Chairperson. BBBS of Ulster County is an affiliate organization of Family Services, Inc.
Since 1977 BBBS of Ulster County program has brought many mentors and younger children together in an effort to broaden their relationship through guidance and to brighten a child’s future.