Congratulations to Ricky Farrell from Peters Road won the 2014 Dream Cottage! Ricky has opted to take the $68,000 cash option (he had both tags), so we will be selling the Dream Cottage. We are selling this year's cottage by sealed tender to the highest offer meeting all conditions of sale. The furnished cottage (which includes move) is valued at approximately $125,000. Bids must be received by 12 pm noon on Monday, September 29th, 2014. For more information, call 569-KIDS or check out the Conditions of Sale here.
Scotiabank is a huge supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of PEI! They raise tons of money during Bowl for Kids Sake, the sponsored the piggy banks for BFKS, and the sell Dream Cottage tickets! Recently the Grafton Street branch presented us with a cheque for $4700. Thanks for Starting Something!
To celebrate our Centennial, we launched the Matchmakers program which allows individuals, families, businesses, and service groups to make a lasting impact on the life of a child. The Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty was the first group to meet the challenge and make half of a match. Read more about Matchmakers here.
Be a Kid Again! Thank you to everyone who participated in Bowl for Kids Sake, you helped raise more than $141,385! We would also like to thank our sponsors, volunteers and donors for their support. Thanks for Starting Something! Congratulations Karen Lavers, winner of the trip for 2 to anywhere Air Canada flies in North America! Watch for prize winners coming soon. Read the Wrap Up Newsletter here.
We were honoured to win the 2013 Greater Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce President's Excellence Award for Community Service! We would like to thank Scotiabank for their nomination and everyone who wrote letters in support our nomination. A special thanks goes out to all of our volunteers, board members, Bowl for Kids Sake participants, Dream Cottage tickets buyers, sponsors, and donors - we could not make an impact in our community without your support
According to a 2013 Boston Consulting Study “Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs generate an average social return on investment or SROI of $18 for every dollar invested.” Remarkably, the SROI for the most economically disadvantaged participants in our mentoring programs is even greater – generating an average of $23 in economic value for each dollar invested. Read More
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