Big Sisters Of B.C. Lower Mainland
--With a donation to Big Sisters, you are positively affecting the lives of children.-- Why Give to Big Sisters? Your donation is an investment that allows us to create and support matches between girls facing adversity and caring adult mentors. We believe that changing the course of young lives can, in turn, change our community’s future.Your financial support allows us to make positive changes! Donations help us to provide careful screening and matching of volunteers with children - fostering life-long relationships. We promise to hold ourselves accountable to our donors by regularly measuring the impact of our work. Your donations help us make and sustain matches between Bigs and Littles - and instantly makes you a part of our family. About Our Charity: Each time we pair a child with a mentor, we start a life-changing relationship built on friendship, trust and empowerment. Since 1960, Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland has been making a meaningful difference in the lives of vulnerable girls by providing them with positive, female mentors. Serving as role models, our volunteer mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for family, peers and community. Our Little Sisters are girls between the ages of 7-17 who may be suffering from low self-esteem or social isolation as a result of poverty, family distress, recent immigration or other life challenges. We offer 3 mentoring programs: Big Sisters, Study Buddy, and Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds. Serving the Greater Vancouver area, we are an accredited member agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, with solid commitments to mentoring and child safety. Your Donation Starts Something: Studies show that our mentoring services help kids stay in school, and this can eventually mean a reduction in poverty and unemployment. Mentoring helps kids avoid risky behaviour such as bullying, which can lead to safer schools and neighbourhoods. And mentoring helps kids learn the importance of helping others, growing up to be more civic-minded adults.We seek to put girls on a path to lifelong success and change the trajectories of their lives in positive ways. To achieve our mission, we focus on these specific youth outcomes: educational achievement, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher self-esteem, confidence, and the ability to relate to others.
34 East 12th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5T2G5
Contact person: Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch
Business Number: 118809409RR0001
17 full-time staff
2017 Revenues: $1,676,789
2017 Expenditures: $1,471,923
Assets, 2017 Year End: $1,110,249
Liabilities, 2017 Year End: $203,052
Breakdown of Programs
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