One of the founders of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County is turning 95 years old next week, and its members want to give her a big surprise.
Mary McCaw was one of four people to start up Aid for Girls back in 1971. This group would become Big Sisters three years later, then merge into the full organization in 1987.
Even now, Mary continues to support BBBSBC. Each year, she donates the proceeds from her holiday card drive to the agency.
For her birthday, the agency’s members want to show Mary some love with help from the Bucks County community.
“We want to continue Mary’s legacy, and honor all that she has done and continues to do for the children in our agency,” said Rob Peterman with BBBSBC.
They’ve coordinated with her family and friends to set up a Facebook page to post photos, messages, and stories for her to see. Then on her birthday, April 25th, they’ll show Mary each post and give her gifts and flowers.
As for the community, any donations made through April 25th will go directly to the “A Little Time” program in her honor. The program helps the children that are on BBBSBC waitlist find life-changing mentors.
Donations can be made in Mary’s honor using this form.
But it’s a secret, so make sure Mary McCaw doesn’t find out until the big reveal.