Big Brothers Big Sisters set goals for the coming year

RIDGWAY – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk and McKean County reviewed accomplishments and set goals at Tuesday's Annual Task Force Meeting at Aiello Cafe. A goal emphasized during the presentation was to increase the number of matches by 30, hoping for 10 from each of the three counties. Currently, 123 children are waiting for matches, 22 of them in Elk County. Douglas Shaffer of Ridgway said that the amount of children waiting for a match is one of the factors that inspired him to get involved with the program."Just one day I was thinking that there are so many kids out there running wild who don't have anybody," Shaffer said. "And I'm not doing anything that I can't spend some time with somebody to help them make a difference in their lives."