When a person gets food, fundraising usually isn't their first thought, however, Thursday August 17th is an opportunity for everyone to help out.
"The big thing is just making sure that people know this is for a good cause. It's not just us trying to make money,” Chipotle General Manager Matthew Mattson describes. “We want to be a part of the community just as much as the community wants to be a part of us."
Big brothers big sisters is teaming up with Chipotle to help foster community awareness of the program helping youth in the area.
"I'm really honored that businesses like chipotle really value and celebrate the importance of youth mentoring in the community, in addition to everything else,” said Amanda Robbins-Lilley, Big Brothers Big Sisters Casper Branch Director.
Even though this isn't the first connection of fundraising for either group, it is an opportunity for everyone to really discover what the city of Casper can offer and a chance to raise awareness for the organization. All you need to do is come into Chipotle, and order something off the menu. When you pay, just mention it's for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation and fifty percent of your total will go to them. And with a variety of choices to add to your entrée, there is nothing but satisfaction as you indulge in good food and good causes. But it will only work if you mention big brothers and big sisters.
"We typically do that because we want to make sure that people aren't necessarily standing at the door and saying 'Hey! Make sure you're saying it's for this foundation!',” said Mattson. “It needs to be a concerted effort from both parties."
With a strong core mission, Big Brothers Big Sisters is reaching out to kids who need someone that can make their life a little bit better.
"Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever,” Robbins-Lilley explains.