Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) will receive 5% of CR Promotions sales throughout the month of June. CR Promotions is a Kansas City-based branded merchandise and custom apparel company, serving some of the biggest, most recognized brands in the U.S. The donation comes on the heels of Chris Rosburg, — CR Promotions owner and president, being honored as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Americas National Big Brother of the Year on June 3 at the 2015 National Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
Rosburg, Kansas City native and also named Missouri's Big Brother of the Year, has been involved with the mentoring organization for five years as not only a Big Brother to Darrion, but also as president of the junior board, The Big Impact Group. He shares his story, recruits others to become Bigs and raises thousands of dollars for BBBSKC each year. Darrion, now 14 years old, and his mother will take their first trip via plane to Philadelphia, joining Rosburg at the convention.
"Chris is so deserving of the Big Brother of the Year honor. His relationship with Darrion has been truly life changing for Darrion and Darrion's entire family. Chris is one of our most loyal advocates. His company, CR Promotions, is an incredible partner to BBBSKC. We are grateful for their support and excited for the promotion during June when proceeds from each promotional item purchased with go directly to BBBSKC to help create more life changing friendships in our local community. CR Promotions BBBS month is helping Kansas City children," states Kristi Hutchison, Chief Marketing Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City.
BBBSKC was CR Promotions first customer, and the partnership continues today. The company's BBBS Month is an opportunity to give back to the organization during its crucial annual fund-raising drive. BBBSs biggest fundraisers take place throughout June and July. With CR Promotions donating 5 percent of its June sales to BBBSKC, the company hopes to encourage its customers to get involved.
"When I signed up to be a Big five years ago, my hope was to positively affect a child's life. It's humbling to be recognized at the state and national level for mentoring such an awesome Little like Darrion. There are 200,000 people just like me all giving their time and working to make a difference in children's lives across the country as Bigs. Not only in the Kansas City community, but also across the country, I'm just one of many Bigs who have the same hope. By donating a portion of our June sales to BBBSKC, we can help match the local 500+ kids on the waiting list who want (and need) a positive role model, " explains Rosburg.
About CR Promotions
CR Promotions brings accountability and personal service back to the promotional product industry so marketers can maximize their time and budgets, and sales teams are armed with the branded items and salesmanship required to fight swag fatigue. With a combined 35 years of experience in the advertising and marketing industry, CR Promotions sees the cool, the awesome, the memorable, and the unique every day. Its team represents some of the biggest and most cutting-edge brands in the U.S., delivering sales tools, trade show experiences, apparel and promotional techniques. Learn more at www.CRPromotionsRule.com.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nations largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (Littles) with screened volunteer mentors (Bigs), and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organizations 110-year history. With 325 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves approximately 200,000 children, their families and 200,000 volunteer mentors. Learn more at www.BigBrothersBigSisters.org.
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