Children Waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister

Children Waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister

Blake is a sweet-natured, reserved and happy 10 year old child. He is biracial (Hispanic and Caucasian) and lives with his single mom and younger sister north of Grand Rapids off of Plainfield. Blake enjoys baseball, swimming and riding his bike. He keeps a very organized and neat room. He hopes to own a camper and a dog in his future. Blake spends a lot of time alone as his mom works many hours. Blake needs a Big Brother to be his special friend and help him build additional social skills. Blake also struggles with his reading and math and would benefit from someone willing to help in this area occasionally.  

If you are interested in becoming a Big Brother to Blake, please contact Mallory West at (616) 284-5864 or mwest@dabsj.org.


Gavin is an outgoing five year old Caucasian child who lives on the NE side of town.  Gavin's aunt would like a Big Brother who can be active with Gavin and participate in sport related activities involving male expertise and experience.  Gavin has typical interests of a young child involving playing outdoors, playing with super hero toys, and he loves basketball.  Gavin will need a patient Big Brother who can help him with his developmental delays which involve helping him to identify ways of dealing with his feelings and developing appropriate social skills and learning to make friends.  

A patient Big Brother who would like to spend time with Gavin should contact Tracy Straw at 774-4616 or by email at tstraw@dabsj.org.


Daniel is an active six year old African American child who lives in the Kentwood area. Daniel lives with his mom, his younger sibling, and older sibling who is currently matched with a Big Brother.  Daniel would like a Big Brother of his own so he can do fun things.  Daniel's mom would like Daniel to be encouraged about his education and to be encouraged with his desire to be active with sports.  Daniel especially likes to play soccer.  Daniel is an active child who will need a patient Big Brother who is open to providing the redirection that a young, active child often needs. 

A patient, energetic Big Brother who would like to spend time with Daniel should contact Tracy Straw at 774-4616 or by email at tstraw@dabsj.org.