Big Brothers Big Sisters lose Movie Night but salvage concessions
Bigs and Littles then can see a movie virtually or together, if they feel safe in COVID-19 era
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region wasn’t about to let COVID-19 to end its movie night tradition altogether.
The pandemic forced cancellation of the BBBS’s popular “Movie Night & Food Trucks” fundraiser in partnership with Verve Credit Union, but the organization just tweaked it a bit to continue the movie night theme.
BBBS assembled gift bags for all 123 Matches in the program, with the help of a donation from the Walmart Foundation. The gift bags include a pizza gift card, a Walmart gift card, candy and popcorn.
The Matches decide how to use the gift bags.
“The intention was that Matches plan a movie night — whether that is virtually or in-person if they are comfortable and it is safe to do so,” said Kate Bickett, the organization’s community relations manager.
“The gift bags are a way to say thank you to our Bigs, Littles and families in our program,” Bickett said.
Big Brothers Big Sisters continues to distribute the bags, with the hope it will inspire Matches to continue showing up for one another.
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