EDITION THREE: Bouncing Back with BBBS

Resources for our Youth & Families!

  • Our young people and the entire community is facing a lot of disruption right now. It’s important that our youth know they are cared for by many people! Social distancing can lead to social isolation. We want people to be safe AND feel a connection with others so we’re encouraging matches to stay in touch!
  • Community-based matches are encouraged to stay in contact via phone, text, and video. This is an important time to stay in communication with people we care about!  
  • Beyond school walls, matches can still be pen pals. Email a note to your Program Coordinator and we can forward that to the family’s mailing address or parent’s email.

RESOURCES ON HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILD or LITTLE ABOUT COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Helpful Information for Food Assistance 

Sheetz offering free meals for children during COVID-19 outbreak. Sheetz is providing free “Kidz Meal Bagz” to help children and families in need during the COVID-19 outbreak. Meals will be available all day starting Thursday. The bags will include a turkey sandwich, chips and a drink. Families interested can go to a participating Sheetz and ask an employee at the register for a meal. One meal per child is available every day while supplies last. 

“The spread of COVID-19 and subsequent school closures has left many children across the communities we serve without a reliable food source,” Sheetz President and COO Travis Sheetz said in a news release. “It is our hope Sheetz’s Kidz Meal Bagz program will make a small difference and provide nourishment to those in need during these uncertain times.”

Sheetz in the Piedmont that are participating in this program include:

1551 Glenn Center Drive, Kernersville

1400 NC Highway 66 South, Kernersville

703 East King Street, King 

1449 Yadkinville Road, Mocksville

5230 Beauchamp Lane, Winston-Salem

12290 North NC Highway 150, Winston-Salem

2505 Somerset Center Drive, Winston-Salem 

K&W Cafeterias in the Triad offer free meals for children. K&W Cafeterias is teaming up AR-KA Tasty Foods to provide meals for children ages 1 to 18 years old. The menu is approved by the Summer Food Service Program.

The meals are free and available from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. They’re available as grab and go. Participating locations are Hanes Mill Road, Healy Drive, and Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem.

Get Outside!

Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to share family-friendly lawn games that’ll make your family time exciting for you to get out and  Play outdoors. Send us pictures of you and your family HAVING SOME FUN! 

We will be doing the same! Here are a few Outdoor Game Ideas!

Easy to set up and easy to play: grab a ladder from the garage and toss bean bags through the different rungs to earn points. If you don’t have bean bags, you can use a pair of rolled-up socks.

Remember Memory? 

Kids and adults alike will love this giant matching card game that you can bring outdoors. Encourage everyone in your family to take turns flipping over two cards each turn to try and reveal two matching cards, such as two cards with ice cream cones. The person with the most matching cards wins the game!

Have a Wonderful Week!! Big Brothers Big Sisters cares for you just remember we are BIGGER TOGETHER during this time of transition! BE ENCOURAGED! 

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