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Matt & Stephanie's Story

A Big Couple Story

We were in our mid-twenties and newly married when we started looking into volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters. We were busy with new jobs and a new house, so we were very happy to find out there was an option to volunteer as a couple....a “Big Couple”.

We were matched with Chad, a smart, kind, active ten year old boy. We really enjoyed our weekly get-togethers, going to movies, having supper together, playing board games, bowling, attending Big Brothers Big Sisters events or just sitting and talking. We all really had fun getting to know each other.

Some evenings, when one of us was particularly busy, the other would spend the time one on one with Chad, but we had lots of times when all three of us “hung out”. It was nice as a couple to share that time together and volunteer as a team.

When we had our first child and then our second, we weren’t able to continue seeing Chad as regularly, but we still got together from time to time. It has been a few years since we last saw Chad, who is now in his mid-twenties. We will always look back on our time as a “Big Couple” as a very meaningful and enjoyable experience.

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