Big Brothers Big Sisters “Lets Make a Match” for GivingTuesday Global Day of Giving Takes Place this Year on November 27

Giving Tuesday is a special day held to kick off the giving season, and we’re hoping you’ll consider a gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara.

This Giving Tuesday, what if you could give a child the gift they want and need most for the holiday season?

"I want a Big Brother so I have someone to play with and so I don't have to be alone" - Tristan, age 9

Most children have a wish list of electronics or toys for the holidays, but there are others like Tristan whose greatest wish is for someone to spend time with.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara (BBBSSN) provides just that - a Big Brother or Big Sister. These caring mentors provide valuable support and friendship to children and youth who need it most.

Matching a child in a BBBSSN program ignites the mentoring effect. Youth who participate in Big Brother Big Sister mentoring programs have improved academic achievement, avoid risky behaviours and lead healthier, happier lives. In fact, of Littles who have completed a Big Brother Big Sister program, 63% complete post-secondary education, 80% pursue healthy lifestyles and 87% have strong social networks.

You can provide these outcomes to a child by giving them what they need and want most - a mentor. Sponsor a match today and start something Big!

BBBSSN proudly serves over 630 youth in South Niagara each year and has been empowering each Little we work with to reach their full potential for over 47 years. It costs $1500 to support one community-based match for a year. With your support, our goal is to raise $7500, enabling us to grant 5 children with their wish for a mentor this holiday season.

"The best part of being a Little Sister was having someone to hang out with once a week. Growing up, I didn't have very many friends. I spent a lot of time in my room alone, so having Melissa was a really great experience. It's good to have a friend for life".- Former Little Sister Jacqueline, 18

Please make a gift today and help grant a child their wish.

Those who are interested in joining Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit https://givingtuesday.ca/partners/big-brothers-big-sisters-of-south-niagara!

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara has been serving children through mentorship programs within Port Colborne, Welland, Pelham, Wainfleet and Greater Fort Erie since 1964. The agency offers a variety of programs, such as traditional one-to-one mentorship matches between a Big and a Little, Site Based Mentoring programs such as In-School Mentoring and Go Girls! And Game On day programs!

About GivingTuesday (#GivingTuesdayCA)
GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate giving of all kinds, celebrated on the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday; this year it falls on November 27, 2018. The movement was launched in Canada in 2013 by GIV3 and CanadaHelps.org, and founded in the US in 2012 by 92nd Street Y in partnership with the UN Foundation.

To learn more about how to get involved or view a full list of GivingTuesday partners and great campaigns, please visit GivingTuesday.ca

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