United Way of the Bluegrass partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters to kick off the annual fundraising campaign in Jessamine County on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the newly developed Big Brothers Big Sisters Campland in Nicholasville.
"This year we decided to partner with one of our agencies to showcase how our funds are distributed," Jenny Allen, director of major and planned gifts for United Way explained.
This marked the first time the two organizations teamed up for a kick off.
The event paired up approximately a dozen 'littles' with adults for about an hour, where they participated in a scavenger hunt and word puzzle and afterward just 'hung-out' together.
Selena Taylor, regional coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters, said children ages 6 through 13 who are in need of a good role model outside of their family are paired with adult volunteers for a mentoring program.