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Rick & Lynne Merk

A Message From Rick & Lynne Merk

We thought Big Brothers Big Sisters was just for young adults - or only for single adults - but we were wrong. Bigs can be any age and couple's matches - like ours - are possible too. In 2017, we were lucky to meet our Little Brother, King. He has been a true blessing in our lives. We enjoy hiking, playing various sports, baking, playing board games, going to car shows, etc. King especially likes playing the game Aggravation - and he almost always beats us! King asks thoughtful questions - noticing things and wanting to know more. We are thankful to his parents for allowing us to be part of his life. We HOPE others will consider becoming Bigs - giving themselves the opportunity to make a difference in the life of an amazing young person while also enriching their own. It costs BBBS $1200 to create and support the BIg(s)/Little match for one year. Thanks for helping us in raising funds for this valuable mentoring program.

Empower Resilience (SAM)

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • Cincinnati OH
  • USA

About This Campaign

We are a team of Big Brothers and Big Sisters throughout Greater Cincinnati who want to celebrate the success of our own matches by raising funds to MAKE NEW MATCHES!

None of us are fundraising pros so we’re grateful for any donations.  Every $1,200 raised covers the cost of BBBSGC making one new match and sustaining it for a year.  It would be amazing if every Big Brother or Big Sister in this campaign could raise enough money to make at least one new match!


We’ve all had to adjust to a world no one could have predicted: a pandemic, social unrest and economic uncertainty.  It has been a challenge for the strongest of us.  Despite the obstacles our Little Brothers and Little Sisters were facing long before the pandemic, there’s one thing they’ve shown us.  THEY ARE RESILIENT! 

While some people say 2020 changed everything, the vital role Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati plays in providing support to at-risk children and their families has not changed a bit.  Bigs continue to find innovative ways to stay connected to their Littles.  The staff members are not only supporting Bigs and Littles but also helping families connect with the resources they need to survive – and thrive.  BBBSGC's ability to provide supportive services and community connections, while inspiring hope, has become more critical than ever.  

We hope you will consider making an investment to continue to EMPOWER RESILIENCE IN OUR LITTLES
  1. Emily Yungblut
    Emily Yungblut gave a $50 donation to support Rick & Lynne Merk
    9 months ago · Like

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