KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (February 18, 2015) – PetSafe® brand, an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions and services, has donated $5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee (BBBSETN) to help cover costs incurred in high quality one-to-one mentoring.
BBBSETN has provided positive youth development for at-risk youth for 45 years. With offices in Knoxville and Kingsport, Big Brothers Big Sisters aims to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported relationships that change their lives for the better.
BBBSETN carefully pairs children with screened volunteer mentors. The organization monitors these one-to-one matches to ensure children in its program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, greater confidence, and better relationships.
Doug Kose, CEO of BBBSETN, treasures the importance PetSafe puts on youth development programs throughout the local community.
“Our vision is that all children achieve success in life,” Kose said. “Big Brothers Big Sisters is committed to continually enhancing our role in being a part of a collaborative system of support that leads to positive outcomes for East Tennessee’s youth. We are grateful for PetSafe’s investment in Big Brothers Big Sisters – this support helps our one-to-one mentoring program thrive in East Tennessee.”
Randy Boyd, Executive Chairman of Radio Systems Corporation, makers of the PetSafe brand, believes in supporting community-based initiatives, particularly BBBSETN, which he’s not only financially but also personally invested in.
“Becoming a ‘Big’ to JoJo three years ago has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done,” Boyd said. “Children are the future of this country and the importance of educational funding should never be undervalued. PetSafe is proud to assist high-quality community programs such as Big Brothers Big Sisters in reaching their goals.”
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee
For 45 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The organization serves East and Northeast Tennessee through offices in Knoxville and Kingsport, Tennessee. For more info, visit http://www.TennesseeBig.org or call (865) 523-2179.
About PetSafe® brand
PetSafe brand is an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions and services. PetSafe brand is owned by Radio Systems® Corporation and headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.petsafe.net or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
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