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Big Brothers/Big Sisters Fundraiser – Win Week in Waterville!

October 14, 2009

Big Brothers Big Sisters offers ‘Toast to Temptation’

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Seacoast on Friday announced it received a $10,000 grant through the Dan and Blythe Brown Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to support its community-based one-on-one mentoring program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Seacoast annually serves more than 400 children throughout New Hampshire’s Rockingham and Strafford counties.

“We are so grateful … for this very generous donation,” said Executive Director Tawnee Walling. “This donation will help us to continue to provide the level of service that the community has come to expect from Big Brothers Big Sisters.”

The Brown grant comes on the heels of BBBS’s receipt of a $5,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation’s Competitive Grants Program.

BBBS also announced its new Toast to Temptation fundraiser, an evening of champagne and chocolate.

“Earlier in the year, our board of directors decided against the traditional dinner/auction format, since it is so costly to produce,” Walling said.

“We want our sponsors and donors to understand that we value their monetary contributions, and to this end we have created a series of parties that are completely underwritten by Sprague Energy and our board of directors, thus ensuring that 100 percent of all sponsorships, ticket sales and donations are going directly to the agency.”

Toast to Temptation is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at the Portsmouth Women’s City Club, 375 Middle St.

Champagne or sparkling cider will be served with an array of chocolate desserts. Tickets are $50. There will be a raffle for a week at a Waterville Valley condominium, two dinners for two to the 100 Club in Portsmouth and a pair of Celtics tickets. Raffle tickets are $20 or six for $100.

To purchase tickets or for information about becoming a “Big,” call Billy Gaudet at 430-1140, ext. 307, or send e-mail to

About Jan Stearns

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