Big Brother Rich Freshwater and Little Brother Amarie
Meet the Match of the Month for December. As we enter the holiday season, we celebrate the friendship of Big Brother Rich Freshwater and Little Brother Amarie. Rich signed up to be a mentor because he wanted to help a child grow in a positive direction. 10-year old Amarie, who likes trucks and reading and plays the French horn, hoped for a Big Brother to spend time with. They’ve been matched for fifteen months now, and have a lot of favorite things to do together. They go bowling, go to the zoo, and work on goals together. Rich and Amarie also donate their time every month to help out at the Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry. Amarie is also a great helper at home, making sure his chores are done each week before meeting with his Big Brother. Rich, who lives in Kenwood, found a way to help many of our matches through his work at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Each year for Luminosity, Big Brothers Big Sisters was on the list of charities that received tickets for that exciting event. As for Amarie’s mom, she says she couldn’t be happier with the match. She knew Amarie would enjoy spending time with a Big Brother and loves hearing how much fun he has during his time and activities with Rich. Our thanks to Rich and Amarie for being part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati!