Petit Family Foundation awards $30K signature grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Connecticut

Published on Thursday, 25 August 2022 10:50
Written by Erica Drzewiecki


Kids and their mentors will have more resources to use together after a very generous donation was made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Connecticut.

The Petit Family Foundation recently presented a $30,000 Signature Grant Award to BBBS of CT, which now serves the entire state after Nutmeg BBBS and BBBS of Southwestern CT merged earlier this year.

“The more we can do for our young people, hopefully we can create a better future for all of us,” said Dr. William Petit, Jr., president of the Petit Family Foundation.

The award was accepted by BBBS of CT President and CEO Andrew Fleischmann and Grants and Program Enhancements Manager Annemarie Holly.

“This Signature Grant is going to help us to support program enhancements with our mentors and mentees,” Holly said. “They’ll be able to experience science, technology, arts…they’ll be able to visit museums, receive STEM kits for the summer…they’ll really get to experience some great activities with their mentors while they’re building that caring relationship and learning more confidence and self esteem.”

BBBS of CT serves families across the state, connecting devoted adult volunteers with kids ages six to 18 who can benefit from the influence of a caring and inspirational mentor.

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The Plainville-based Petit Family Foundation was established in 2008 to honor the lives and memory of Jennifer, Hayley and Michaela Petit. Funds raised through several yearly events and programs go to organizations that educate young people (especially in the sciences), support those with chronic illnesses and protect those affected by violence.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Thursday, 25 August 2022 10:50. Updated: Thursday, 25 August 2022 10:52.