Lift Up My Little campaign raised over $20,000 – 8 lucky fundraising Bigs won chance to take their Little on once in a lifetime ride. 2nd Annual “Lift Up My Little” campaign partners with Bristow for helicopter rides.
After three weeks of fundraising, eight lucky Bigs and Littles had the once in a lifetime opportunity to ride in a helicopter courtesy of Bristow Group!
On the morning of January 29, the Top 8 fundraisers of this campaign eagerly waited for their chance to ride the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter, provided by Bristow Uplift, all around the city of Houston. The eight Bigs and eight Littles munched on snacks and intently listened to the safety rules. They learned all about the 12-seat Sikorsky S-76 and after a quick photo-op, off they went. Pilots spent the day taking the kids on 40 minute rides across Houston. For many of the Little brothers and Little Sisters, this was their first time being airborne!
Little Brother Haven was one of the top eight littles that won this wonderful opportunity. He was really excited as this was his first time in a helicopter. “It felt good and now I have something to tell all my friends at school about,” he said.
The “Lift Up My Little” campaign had volunteer mentors set up personalized fundraising pages where they had three weeks to solicit donations from friends, families, and colleagues. The campaign raised over $20,000 to help match children, from a waiting list of over 800, with a positive mentor who will help enrich and encourage their lives through educational motivation, fun adventures, and provide them with a safe and stable relationship.