Thank Yous Archive

Teen Violence Prevention Workshop

Dean R. Andersen and Stephanie Nielsen of San Diego National Bank’s Oceanside office – who donated their time, lunch, snacks and goodies for this event. San Diego National Bank also donated $2,000 for the event.

Metropolitan Transit System and Coaster employees (Rosalia, Pete and Rhoda Butte) who helped us plan the event and offered us special “day tripper” tickets.

CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), Sylvie Togno of Grubb and Ellis BRE Commercial Real Estate, Icela Wittkopp, Erin Skitt, Lori Ann Stevens and Kelly Knight for help in transporting big and little sisters and giving up their Saturday to do so.

Thanks to Jennifer Moyle, Donna Moore, Aurora Tellez, Liz Schwartz and Jessie Schwartz who helped out all day long, taking photos and took on other tasks to make this event a success.

Teen Violence Prevention Workshop

Big sisters, little sisters and volunteers at the San Diego National Bank, Oceanside

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California Wellness Foundation Awards Mentoring Program 3-Year Grant

The League is honored and excited to receive a $120,000 grant to help with our mentoring program over the next three years. The grant asks that we continue our great work with at-risk girls, specifically in the area of teen violence prevention.

Created in 1992 as an independent, private foundation, TCWF’s mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention. For more information, visit


Trader Joe’s in Hillcrest

Every week Trader Joe's in Hillcrest donates food to the League. Thanks to them, we rarely have to purchase breads, muffins or sweet treats for the homes. We have shared some incredible meals built on their donations of fine meats, fish, vegetables and fruits.


John Harchank, Store Assistant Manager accepting plaque from the Big Sister League in Appreciation for the support of the Trader Joe's, Hillcrest


Bill & Debbie Pollakov - Bikes for Kids Foundation

Once again this Christmas the Pollakov’s donated brand new bikes for our little sisters! Twenty grateful young girls received a brand new bicycle and bike helmet. In the words of one of our big sisters, Jeani Buchanan, “It’s really amazing how much a bike means to a child.” We thank the Pollakovs for giving something so generous to our little sisters that we wouldn’t otherwise have been able to give them!



Recently big and little sisters created a “thank you” banner for our friends at Symitar.  Symitar employees kindly donated backpacks and school supplies to the League. 


Symitar rep Yvonne Vargas receives banner from Mentor Program Director Jane Moyle.


Wells Fargo

A big “thank you” banner was presented to Nicha Tabrizi, VP and Manager at the Wells Fargo on Fletcher Parkway.  Wells Fargo donated $1,000 to League and Nicha donated her time and creativity to our recent campout event. 

Wells Fargo

Mentor Program Director Jane Moyle (left) and League intern Whitney Smith (right) present “thank you” banner to Wells Fargo VP, Nicha Tabrizi.