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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and Area
We believe in the power and value of mentoring. For over 41 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and Area has been helping children in communities from Sooke to Salt Spri...
Extra informationWe are grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who give their time and energy each year to mentor a child in our region or support our organization in other ways. A LITTLE time makes a BIG difference.
Island Savings was very proud to accept the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada Community Partnership Award. Representatives from the three BBBS agencies in our trade area recently visited our Administration office to present the honour. The Community Partnership Award is one of three granted annually across Canada to organizations or companies who demonstrate leadership and serve as a community role model, and who contribute by achieving tangible results and improving BBBS’s impact in areas of priority. “Selecting Island Savings for this award was an easy decision,” says Jennifer Kemp, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sister Central Vancouver Island. “Island Savings chose to embrace giving at every level of their corporation. This partnership demonstrates so beautifully that people and organizations find meaningful and creative ways to help vulnerable children and families. Island Savings and their members have made a positive impact in Vancouver Island Communities and we could not be more pleased or thankful.” In addition to the Central Vancouver Island chapter, Island Savings is proud to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and Area and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley.
Igniting Good Citizenship - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria – Rhonda Brown
Vote now for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and Area by selecting an emoji below! Winning the $50,000 SimpleGenerosity grant from Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union would allow them to expand their Igniting Good Citizenship program in Victoria and area. In mobilizing 50 additional volunteer mentors committed to giving back, this is an opportunity to foster change on a broader scale and scope. With over 40 years of Igniting Good Citizenship, Big Brother Big Sisters believes these relationships will change the course of a young person’s life and the course of the community’s future. Thank you for helping us celebrate Canada150 and strengthening our communities with SimpleGenerosity!
Congratulations to today’s #SimpleGenerosity recipient from Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union, Monty Bryant! He’s donating $1,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and Area. A dedicated volunteer for the past 25 years, Monty has generously contributed his time on the Board of Directors and various committees. As a former educator and Associate School Superintendent, Monty was instrumental in implementing the In-School Mentoring program in partnership with local elementary schools. Through his efforts, Big Brothers Big Sisters is able to connect children with other caring volunteers who change lives, one relationship at a time. It’s clear Monty cares for his community and the children supported by Big Brothers Big Sisters. Love this photo of Monty at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser, which had a fun, roaring 20’s theme!