Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara is a proud partner of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving and unity that typically takes place later in the year following Black Friday. #GivingTuesday is a day for people around the world to come together to give thanks and to give back.

In response to the unprecedented impact caused by COVID-19, the Giving Tuesday team has launched #GivingTuesdayNow which will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to provide assistance and encouragement during this incredibly challenging time.

Like the rest of the economy, the charity and non-profit sector has been hit hard by this pandemic, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Niagara Falls is no exception. Our revenue streams are disappearing as fundraising events are cancelled to ensure everyone is complying with social distancing. Individual donations are dwindling as so many Canadians focus on personal financial survival. We find ourselves at a critical financial point at our agency.

As one of Canada’s most trusted social support networks, the mission of BBBS has never been more critical. The work of BBBS is grounded in Health Science and youth development research underscoring the critical role that mentoring relationships play in positive health outcomes, educational engagement and employment readiness; a necessary service for the well-being of children.

If you find your are in a position to help, any and all donations are greatly appreciated. You can click here to easily donate.

With your support and partnership during this time of fear and uncertainty, together we can continue to enable life-changing mentoring relationships for your people living in our communities.

Thank you and happy #GivingTuesdayNow

“Together we give. Together we stand. Together we thank. Together we help.”