September 25, 2018
ACE Cash Express Supports Mission to Change the Lives of Children
In a recent fundraiser, ACE Cash Express stores in Houston raised and donated $13,326 to Big Brothers Big Sisters in support of their mission to help children realize their potential and build their futures.
“Our customers and employees are extremely devoted toward giving back to their community, especially to organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters,” said Eric Norrington, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at ACE. “Thanks to them, we are able to make a meaningful impact in the communities we serve.”
The Give A Little Campaign is a national in-store fundraiser that supports charities chosen by ACE employees. Employees in Houston chose to support Big Brothers Big Sisters for the fifth year in a row because of its mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
“All of the ACE employees are ultimately helping match children with caring adult mentors across Texas and the United States. We are grateful for their passion and contributions to further our mission,” said Erika Morton, Director of Marketing for Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star.
Nationally, the 2018 Give A Little Campaign provided more than $200,000 to charities across the country, including: AdoptAClassroom.org, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Autism Speaks, Back on My Feet, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club and Save the Children. This fundraiser is a part of ACE’s charitable-giving program, the ACE Community Fund, which has donated more than $12 million to organizations across the nation since its inception in 2004.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes such as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency, and college or job readiness.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 110-year history. With more than 300 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 170,000 children, their families and 170,000 volunteer mentors. Learn more at www.BigBrothersBigSisters.org.