Last year, Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland was able to support over 850 vulnerable and at-risk girls. Giving them the opportunity to get a Big Sister of their very own – someone to guide them, be there for them and ignite their potential.
The magic of the Big Sisters program is that an effective match creates hundreds of volunteer hours to be activated from our community. Each Big Sister spends between 2-4 hours a week with their Little Sister. It costs our agency $2,000 a year to support the creation and continuation of one of these matches.
Even though we are a volunteer based organization, our Big and Little Sister matches are supported by our professional caseworkers who are experts in the field of social work. It is their expertise that we rely on to make appropriate, deep-level matches based on shared values, personalities, interests and life experiences. It is at this level that real connections are possible, as is life-long change.
The average match supported by Big Sisters lasts almost 3.5 years with many turning into life-long friendships.
But there is so much more we can do. In addition to supporting existing matches, Big Sisters receives over 400 referrals annually. Each is a potential Little looking for a Big Sister of her very own.
We ask you to support Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland by sponsoring a match and helping to change a life.