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 Maurie Lewis & Little Sister Sarina
Maurie lives in Newton and Sarina, 10, lives in Hyde Park. They have been matched since July 30, 2009.
Before I had a Big Sister...I didn't have anyone to look up to (besides my mom) and to share secrets with.
I wanted a Big Sister because...I wanted to have someone I could trust and care for, and know that they cared for me too no matter what.
My Big Sister has helped me...learn how to play tennis, do my homework, and learn more about friendship.
Without my Big Sister I would not...get to go out and do some of the fun things that we do and meet new people.
Our favorite thing to do together is...play sports.
We are looking forward to...being Big and Little Sister for as long as we can!
I love being a Big Sister because...I love being able to make a difference in a child's life and I always enjoy the time that we spend together and the fun things that we do.
I love having a Big Sister because...I have someone who is older than me who I can relate to more than a parent.
Since we've been matched my Little Sister has really...opened up and become very comfortable talking to me about anything.
It is important for girls today to have positive female mentors because...it is tough growing up as a girl these days as there are many issues that they are faced with in our society. It is easy for them to go off course, so it is important for them to have an older mentor, apart from their parents, who can be a positive reinforcement for them.
My Big Sister is perfect for me because...I can relate to her and I know that she cares for me when good things happen and when bad things happen.
Because of my Big Sister...I will finish school and go to college.
Maurie and Sarina's friendship is supported by a grant from: