Start Something Big: Canvas and Cupcakes

This week on Start Something Big, Bigs and Littles brought out the paint brushes and ate cupcakes for Big Brother's Big Sister's 'Cupcakes and Canvas' event.

Posted: Nov 28, 2017 3:14 PM
Updated: Jun 28, 2018 12:36 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)-
This week on Start Something Big, Bigs and Littles brought out the paint brushes and ate cupcakes for Big Brother's Big Sister's 'Cupcakes and Canvas' event.

Jena Lehman, and Ziara Glenn, age 8, have been matched for only a few months and say they love to spend time together.

"We love to paint together and this is our second or third third time painting together.We like art. It's a good way to bond," said Lehman.

Lehman says she wanted to be a Big so that she could give back.

"I feel like I've been blessed in this life, so I wanted to give back somehow."

Marissa Freson and Bridget Vogan have only been matched a month but have a to-do list.

"There's ice skating, and sky zone, and we want to go to the art museum soon," said the pair.

Freson said she joined so she could have someone to spend time with.

"I don't have any younger siblings in my family, and I don't have any younger nieces and nephews, and I want to do fun stuff too."

So far, they've done a bunch of activities together.

"I get to see all of her skills, that maybe I wouldn't be able to see in other ways. I didn't realize she was such a great painter," said Freson.

What do the Bigs say they like most about their Littles?

"She's so funny, and always happy," said Lehman.

"She's funny. She's really funny. She always makes me laugh," said Freson.

To become a Big Brother or Big Sister or to mentor a child in your area call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 260-456-1600.

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