HAGERSTOWN, MD - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County has helped children for years and now they're needing more volunteers.
Mary Teal Mulligan has several jobs and is a full time student and with her busy schedule she says her weeks are made when she sees her little sister.
"I guess a few months ago she got distinguished honor roll," says Mulligan. "I was in the front row. It was such an honor to see her walk across that stage. I was really proud of her."
She's a big sister through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization of Washington County. She was matched based on compatibility last January with a 7th grader at Western Heights Middle School.
She says it's a rewarding experience to be a mentor, but there are dozens of other boys and girls who don't have one.
"We are definitely in need of mentors right now," says Thomas Kline, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County. "Kind of the essential focus of work we're doing right now."
They had 70 kinds on the waiting list to be matched.
"There are often times children who are closed out of the program, because they go to high school and we were unable to match them," says Tracy Mumma of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
"From a sheriff's office stand point we aren't all about to arrest people and put people in the court system," says Carly Hose of the board of directors at Big Brothers Big Sisters. "We want to give a chance to intervene before they make those poor decisions and have guidance."