Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana Purchases of New Location

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana Purchases of New Location

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI), a non-profit organization that provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-on-one relationships that change their lives for the better, announced the acquisition of a $1.8 million building that will be the new home of the organization.

In partnership with CORE Planning StrategiesRowland Design and Capitol Construction Services, BBBSCI will begin renovations on the 20,000-square-foot facility, located at 1433 N. Meridian St., by mid-October. The building renovation is expected to be complete by April 2019.

The new location is part of the $7 million RISE—Reach more kids, Inspire new opportunities, Strengthen our community, Emerge boldly—campaign, which furthers the mission of BBBSCI and continues to help transform the lives of children and the community. This initiative stems from a five-year strategic plan to amplify recruitment, retention and support of both Bigs and BBBSCI employees to reach the program’s goal of serving 1,500 children in central Indiana.

“Our quality is the strongest it’s ever been, and we are eager to make mentoring opportunities available to all children who need them,” said Darcey Palmer-Shultz, CEO of BBBSCI. “More kids and families want help, but we need to mobilize enough volunteers to reach them. To bring our great service to more kids, we need to make Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana top of mind and engage with our community in a new way.”

The two-story building will serve as a mentoring hub for the community, offering much needed space for mentor trainings, program activities and an increased staff capacity. The building will also feature racing slides for Bigs and Littles.

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