Big Brothers Big Sisters Moves to New Location
President and CEO Jay Justin says the new headquarters, at the corner of Elmore and Kimberly Road in Davenport, has double the space of their old location. With more room for meetings, for training, to enroll new adults and kids, and for staff offices.
"We're not a facility that people go to for their programming. We don't have a gymnasium, we don't have classrooms or computer labs, or anything. Our facility is purely the launch pad into experiencing what the community has to offer."
It's made possible by donations from the Mel Foster Company, the Ficke Family, and John and Bonnie Leinert - they are board members and both served as "bigs" in the past.
Justin says the Quad Cities chapter serves 13 counties in Iowa and Illinois, with more than 800 adults now acting as Big Brothers and Big Sisters.