Coloring book helps local organization fundraise - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Coloring book helps local organization fundraise

Big Brothers Big Sisters wanted to raise funds in a more creative way while also highlighting the community. (Colorsomethingbig.com) Big Brothers Big Sisters wanted to raise funds in a more creative way while also highlighting the community. (Colorsomethingbig.com)
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

Big Brothers Big Sisters wanted to raise funds in a more creative way while also highlighting the community.

They came up with "Color Something Big", a coloring book that has drawings of Wichita Falls' staple locations. Kids and parents are having fun using the book as a sort of scavenger hunt by going around town and matching the drawings with the real places. Some students have even been able to use the book in their history classes to learn about their hometown.

Each picture was drawn by the board members of Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Board member Nick Schreiber came up with the idea that’s helped people show the area some love. “What do we need to do to improve the city, to keep people here, to retain citizens," he asks. "You do that by having pride in your community and having things to have pride in in your community…. It’s just a fun activity for children growing up in Wichita Falls to identify with certain locations.”

Each page is sponsored by a local business. Some of the books have been bought and donated to schools in the area. Big Brothers Big Sisters is hoping to get the book in some waiting rooms of local businesses as well.

The book costs $5 and the proceeds go directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters. It can be purchased at their office in Wichita Falls, or online at their website.

Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma All Rights Reserved

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Wichita Falls City Councilor will not seek re-election

    Wichita Falls City Councilor will not seek re-election

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:30:37 GMT
    District 4 Councilor Jesse Brown announced on Friday he will not seek re-election this November. (Source: KAUZ)District 4 Councilor Jesse Brown announced on Friday he will not seek re-election this November. (Source: KAUZ)
    District 4 Councilor Jesse Brown announced on Friday he will not seek re-election this November. (Source: KAUZ)District 4 Councilor Jesse Brown announced on Friday he will not seek re-election this November. (Source: KAUZ)

    Jesse Brown was elected in November 2016 and was appointed Mayor Pro-Tem in November 2017. 

    Jesse Brown was elected in November 2016 and was appointed Mayor Pro-Tem in November 2017. 

  • Texas adds 27,200 jobs in June, Workforce Commission reports

    Texas adds 27,200 jobs in June, Workforce Commission reports

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:07:54 GMT
    The Texas Workforce Commission reported that Texas added 27,200 jobs in June. (Source: RNN Texoma)The Texas Workforce Commission reported that Texas added 27,200 jobs in June. (Source: RNN Texoma)
    The Texas Workforce Commission reported that Texas added 27,200 jobs in June. (Source: RNN Texoma)The Texas Workforce Commission reported that Texas added 27,200 jobs in June. (Source: RNN Texoma)

    The Texas Workforce Commission reports the Texas economy added 27,200 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs in June.

    The Texas Workforce Commission reports the Texas economy added 27,200 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs in June.

  • WFPD: Credit card abuse scheme lands man in jail

    WFPD: Credit card abuse scheme lands man in jail

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:24:48 GMT
    Westin Borton is charged with Theft after allegedly stealing more than $10,000 from a business through its American Express credit card. (Source: WCSO)Westin Borton is charged with Theft after allegedly stealing more than $10,000 from a business through its American Express credit card. (Source: WCSO)
    24-year old Westin Borton is charged with theft after allegedly stealing over $10,000 from a business through credit card abuse. (Source: WCSO)24-year old Westin Borton is charged with theft after allegedly stealing over $10,000 from a business through credit card abuse. (Source: WCSO)

    A man is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from a business through its American Express credit card.

    A man is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from a business through its American Express credit card.

Powered by Frankly