August 07, 2018 2 min read

Over the next two months, we will be working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area. In August and September, we will be donating $1 from each net new newsletter subscriber to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area and their All-Stars for Kids Campaign. Here is some more information on them. 

WHAT IS ALL-STARS FOR KIDS?
• All-Stars For Kids is a fundraising campaign in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area that runs each year throughout the month of August.
• This year, long-time mentoring champions Gary Nissen and Qualico have generously offered to match all donations up to $125,000, for a grand total of $250,000.
• All of the money raised is used to create and empower life-changing mentoring relationships for children and youth in and around Calgary who are facing adversity.


AN ALL-STAR IS...
• A caring individual
• A positive role model
• A mentor
• A hero
• A champion
• A community-minded individual


WHY SUPPORT ALL-STARS FOR KIDS?
• The funds raised from this campaign will help create and empower life-changing mentoring relationships for children and youth in our community who are dealing with significant life challenges that no one should have to face alone.
• We all have an important role to play in ensuring that young people in our community have the support they need to become resilient and realize their potential.
• When you support mentoring you are not just investing in the future of a child, you are making an investment in the future of our entire community.
• When we encourage young people to reach their potential, it shines brightly everywhere.

ABOUT BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS?
• Big Brothers Big Sisters ensures that children and youth facing adversity have the relationships they need to become resilient and realize their full potential.
• These critical developmental relationships allow children and youth to strengthen their social-emotional learning and executive functioning skills, developing them into resilient young people who are able to overcome life’s adversities and achieve more.


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