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As part of Giving Back month at WebFuel, we have invited Cindy Smith, of Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa, to blog about how you can help BBBSO this holiday season. BBBSO serves children who need caring adult role models; special friends who can help expand their horizons, realize their potential and enrich their futures – changing their lives. Read about how you can help my making a donation, helping fundraisers or becoming a mentor.

Guest Post by Cindy Smith

Be a part of something Big!

Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa (BBBSO) provides young people in need of additional support with a caring mentor and positive role model. BBBSO programs are based on the power of friendship.

This year, BBBSO has served over 1,100 children and youth in Ottawa, but the need is still great, as there are still 124 children waiting to be matched. Gifts from caring individuals, foundations and corporations make it possible for our staff to recruit volunteer Bigs and provide them with one-to-one expert advice and support.

Here is how you can help:

  1. Make a Donation
    Every dollar counts! Your donation goes directly into the valuable BBBSO mentoring programs. We make it easy – you can donate online.
  2. Fundraise for Us
    Have some fun! Consider running an event to benefit BBBSO. The agency is happy to support you in anyway they can; including providing materials, signage and speakers for your event. We will also advertise your event on our website.
  3. Become a Mentor
    Be a Big! With 53 Little Brothers on our wait list, we are looking for Big Brothers to spend two hours a week mentoring a boy between the ages of 8 and 13. We are particularly looking for Big Brothers in Barrhaven, Nepean and Ottawa South. You can find more information on our website about our Big Brothers Program.

Want to learn more? Please visit the BBBSO website or our  Buddy Up Fundraising website.

Become a BIG!

Consider making a Big difference in the life of a child this holiday season. Every little bit helps. Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa has been making been brother matches since 1970 and Big Sister matches since 1973. BBBSO has grown to include a variety of different programs to serve both boys and girls and they are proud of their achievements and continue to strive to be on the leading edge of the Big Brothers Big Sisters movement in Canada.

Contact us today!

Contact  Cindy Smith, Senior Director, Resource Development by email or by phone at 613- 247-4776.

Disclaimer: The contents of this Blog post, and associated opinions  are those of its Author, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of WebFuel, or its employees.