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Todd Barr and Angie Mu Named 2016 North Carolina Bigs of the Year

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Big Brothers Big Sisters congratulates Todd Barr and Angie Mu for being awarded the agency’s 2016 North Carolina Big of the Year. Todd has been matched with his little brother, TJ, for almost six years and Angie has been matched with her little sister, Taniah, close to four years. 


“I am truly honored. However, just one person should not get this award, but ALL who give their time and energy to Big Brothers Big Sisters! We make a living by what we get, BUT WE MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT WE GIVE,” stated Barr.

Barr has been dedicated to his little brother, TJ, since they were matched in October of 2010. He takes TJ to school each morning and picks him up every day. Barr attends all of his activities and is a strong advocate for TJ and his family. They volunteer at events together and have both formed a truly remarkable bond.

Mu has been a huge advocate for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Not only does she help Taniah with homework and instill the importance of education, but she has also taught Taniah Mandarin (Mu’s native language). Mu is active on the Bigs Council which helps to recruit volunteers and connects Bigs to one another to plan events. Mu also partners with The Piedmont Club each year to raise funds for the agency. “I’m very honored and humbled by the award,” stated Mu.

Todd and Angie both exemplify the true meaning of Big Brothers Big Sisters mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters matches volunteers with children to create positive relationships that have a lasting effect on the lives of young people.

“Bigs, like these two that go the extra mile, make it very difficult to choose one person to be honored. Thank you both, Todd and Angie, for your dedication not only to your littles but out in the community for this agency," said Shawan Gabriel, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc. “We are proud to call you both our North Carolina Bigs of the Year. What you do is extraordinary and deserves this special recognition!”

Todd and Angie will go on to represent North Carolina in the Big of the Year selection process at the National level.

To get started as a volunteer “Big”, or for more information, please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters directly at 336-724-7993 or at agency@bbbsnc.org. You can start a child on the path to success within the communities where you live and work by supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters.


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