Giving Tuesday: Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland


Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 — 1:34pm PST
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Tuesday, November 29th is recognized as “Giving Tuesday”, opening the season of giving around the world following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday unites charities, companies and individuals in the spirit of giving and over the next few days I’ll be profiling a few local organizations that you can support on this day – and throughout the year.

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Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland

Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland is hoping to spread the message about mentoring this Giving Tuesday. They have a goal to raise $2,000, the cost to make one Big Sister match, within 24 hours and to sign up two new volunteers.

It’s proven. The impacts of mentoring last a lifetime. From improvements in school performance and higher career achievements to stronger relationships and increased self-esteem, mentoring changes lives.

Big Sisters helps girls reach their full potential through mentorship — and there are currently over 160 girls on their waitlist.

How to Give to Big Sisters

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Every gift counts. Whether it’s a donation towards mentoring programs or volunteering your time, both help girls reach their full potential.

1. Help raise $2,000 online — the cost of one Big and Little Sister match per year. Donate now.

2. Become a volunteer — they’re hoping for two new volunteers this Giving Tuesday. Sign up here.

3. Increase social media activity — that means more likes, shares and comments on posts that you find more interesting. Here are some ways you can share the message on social media:

I give because girls need positive Big Sisters not social pressures and celebrity drama. @BigSistersBCLM #GivingTuesday #UnSelfie #MentoringMatters
Nov 29 is #GivingTuesday. Let’s give a girl a positive @BigSistersBCLM mentor. Here’s how: http://ow.ly/uu2X305PUjt #MentoringMatters

Follow Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland on Facebook and Twitter for more information. As a leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower girls to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.

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