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Local Big Brothers Big Sisters having financial troubles

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Local Big Brothers Big Sisters having financial troubles

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington may have to merge with another non-profit in order to keep its doors open.

Director Colleen Haggerty says they ran into trouble when two federal grants expired several years ago.

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Big Brothers Big sisters has had to put its school program on hold for this year, leaving 115 kids without mentors.

They’ve only been able to help 100 kids in Whatcom and Skagit County so far this year.

They are in talks with another local organization, but would not reveal which one.

If a merger takes place, they will be able to share overhead costs and allow them to focus on helping more kids.