Throughout the year, Sanford Vermillion employees host numerous in-house fundraisers to benefit many local and area organizations. During the month of August through special Blue Jean Friday events and matching from the employee PRIDE Committee, Sanford Vermillion staff raised $400 to benefit Big Friends Little Friends.
The mission of Big Friends Little Friends is to match qualified and fully screened adult mentors age 18 and up with youth age 5-17 in Clay and Union counties in South Dakota. They strive to match based on the youth's needs and interests. At this time, Big Friends, Little Friends, is looking for boys and girls age 6-10 years old, in Vermillion, to match with adults who have expressed an interest in mentoring a child. Applications for youth and adults are on the Web site www.bflfmentoring.org.