Community rallied for Bigs program


To the Editor:

On June 22nd, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands held its annual “Blooming Bids for Kids” garden party at the Field Gallery in West Tisbury. This event would not have been possible without the vision of Connie Alexander and the entire advisory board. This year’s “Blooming Bids for Kids” committee worked tirelessly to put on an truly memorable evening, with a nearly sold-out guest list of 130 attendees. I’d like to also extend a special thank-you to Chris and Sheila Morse for once again hosting us at their beautiful gallery.

The weather was superb, the food and drink were amazing, and the evening was perfect for celebrating, and remembering, our Alumni Little Brother, Jake Baird, through his eight-year match with his Big Brother, Bill Jacob.

The Island community, with generous sponsors and donors too numerous to list, came together to help raise over $43,000 to support our mission on Martha’s Vineyard. On behalf of the over 35 kids we are currently serving in a mentoring friendship on-Island, and the many more we plan to match — thank you!


J.R. Mell, regional director