The Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation recently awarded $10,000 to Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Connecticut's premier youth mentoring organization. The announcement was made by West Hartford resident Andy Fleischmann, the organization's President and CEO.
"We are honored to receive this generous donation from the Ossen Family Foundation," said Andy Fleischmann. "Because of this generosity, we will be able to move more children off our waiting list and into life-altering matches with caring, inspirational adults. The horizons of these children in need will expand, helping them to reach their highest potential in life."
"Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters is well known for improving the quality of life for children with limited resources," said Eileen Ossen, Executive Director of the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation. "When you help children to succeed, you also strengthen their families, their neighborhoods and their entire communities. We are thrilled to be in a position to contribute to such a worthwhile goal."
The Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation is a private family foundation established in Connecticut by Jeffrey P. Ossen to continue the family's commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the Windham community through grants to qualified charitable organizations. Continued support in the areas of culture, arts, education and healthcare are his legacy to the region.
Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters is an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the longest established youth mentoring organization in the world - founded in 1904. It helps children from single and no-parent homes avoid negative behaviors and reach their highest potential. Nutmeg does this by creating and maintaining one-on-one relationships between children in need and professionally-screened, inspirational adult volunteers. Based in Hartford, Nutmeg was founded in 1966. It's funded, in part, by United Way organizations. It serves thousands of children in 111 of the state's 169 municipalities. Help Nutmeg save young lives by volunteering, donating or partnering with us. Like Nutmeg on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NBBBS. Follow Nutmeg on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BBBSNutmeg. Visit Nutmeg's website: www.nutmegbigbrothersbigsisters.org.