Each month we introduce you to one of our Big and Little Sister matches and give you a glimpse into the special bond they share.
Big Sister Lindsay Gosselin & Little Sister Makayla
Lindsay lives in South Boston. Makayla, age 11, lives in Dorchester. They have been matched since March 26, 2006.
Before I had a Big Sister...I hadn't done as many activities compared to now.
I wanted a Big Sister because...I wanted to do activities with an older person who could be like a sister to me.
My Big Sister has helped me...learn how to bake a lot of things and how to play Dance, Dance Revolution.
Without my Big Sister I would not...be able to go to Plaster Fun Time!
Our favorite thing to do together is...make arts and crafts for people's birthdays or holidays.
We are looking forward to...going to the beach and going fishing or canoeing together.
I love being a Big Sister because...of all the fun adventures and activities we've done. Also, it has been amazing to watch Makayla grow into a confident and energetic girl over the past four years.
I love having a Big Sister because...we get to do a lot of fun stuff together and she's someone I look up to.
Since we've been matched my Little Sister has really...opened up to me and hasn't been afraid to show me all the different sides of who she is.
It is important for girls today to have positive female mentors because...it shows them that they have the ability to be whatever they want and can make a difference in the world.
My Big Sister is perfect for me because...we like to do activities that we both enjoy!
Because of my Big Sister...I want to have a Little Sister when I grow up and do the same things that my Big Sister and I do.