Spring Newsletter 2020
As you know, 2020 marks Big Sisters’ 60th anniversary. Over those decades we have been witness to so much change, but nothing quite like the situation that we are experiencing in the world today.
Like you, the last weeks for us have been marked by concern and adjustment. Every day has been about doing all we can to safeguard the physical and mental health of our staff, volunteers and most importantly, Littles, while trying to navigate a new daily reality during this global pandemic.
We know that trauma and uncertainty will most acutely impact the vulnerable among us. The at-risk girls we serve are already facing socio-economic adversities that will be amplified by this crisis. Some of the girls we support are living in difficult family situations from which attending school and regular meetings with their Big Sister provide a respite, helping them cope with stress and anxiety.
Winter Newsletter 2019
This year, to date, we have supported a record 887 Big and Little Sister matches! Our caring mentors partnered with Big Sisters’ caseworkers and the Little’s families to build resilience in the face of adversity and helped our Littles realize their inherent potential.
All this would not have been possible without our generous donors. As you will read more about in this newsletter, your commitment was evident at this year’s Luminary Award Soirée, which raised an unprecedented $912,000!
The end of the year is a good time to celebrate recent successes, but also to take a moment and reflect on our rich history. 2020 marks Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland’s 60th anniversary…