Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters cut the ribbon as they opened the door of their new Prescott Valley office Aug. 29 to better serve the community’s families. Over 100 children are currently waiting in Prescott Valley for a Big Brother or Big Sister.
Over 40 people were in attendance and included Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce members, YBBBS staff and board members, PV Rotary Club members and local officials including PV Mayor Harvey Skoog; PV Chamber President and CEO Marnie Uhl; Prescott Mayor Pro Tem, YBBBS board member, Woman of Influence honorary chair and Big Sister Dr. Billie Orr; and Dan Streeter, Humboldt Unified School District Superintendent.
“The opening of the Prescott Valley office came at a special time in our organization’s history. With the recent passing of Attorney Jim Musgrove, who was instrumental in securing the VISTA grant that allowed Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters to open its doors nearly 50 years ago, the opening of our Prescott Valley office was a great way to great honor a great man and to announce our commitment of expanded outreach and recruitment,” said Juliana Goswick, YBBBS President and CEO.
“As Business.org recognized YBBBS as the 2018 Top Charity in Arizona, we are proud to also share that National BBBSA recognized our agency as one of the top affiliates cited for growth in matches and long-term, quality matches. Our presence in the Prescott Valley community will ensure we will best meet the needs of our families and schools and support the children who need us most.”
Also in attendance was Big Brother Greg Ellingham from Findlay Toyota. The company was the lead sponsor of the Sept. 22 PV Rotary Balloon Fest, organized by PV Rotary President and Big Brother Chuck Abbott of Abbott Insurance and LaDonna Hayter of Abbott Insurance. The festival raised funds for the operation of the new YBBBS office at 3681 N. Robert Road, in the Craig Williams Law Office building.