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Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Catharines-Thorold and District
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St. Catharines, ON L2M 4W3

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Giving starts with you!

While a value cannot be placed on the happiness or resilience of a child, one can be placed on the hard costs of providing necessary services to them. Because we do not receive financial support from the government, 90% of our operating budget is raised through our annual events and grants.  With your monetary support, our programs can be implemented to enhance the lives of boys and girls in need of a mentor. Adopt a program and experience a priceless reward. What other investment offers a guaranteed return?

At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we appreciate all supporters, from donors to volunteers, to advocates.  We believe that changing the course of young lives can in turn change our community’s future.  Your donations help us make and sustain matches between Bigs and Littles – and instantly making you a part of our family.

Adopt an In-School Match – In School Mentoring ProgramFemale 2

$10,000 supports one school for the school year

$2,500 allows you to Co-Sponsor a school for the school year

$750.00 supports one match for the school year

Matches spend one hour a week doing non-academic, friendship-based activities in an elementary school.

The In-School Mentoring program provides girls and boys with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Build a strong friendship through fun activities and supplies provided by Big Brothers such as games, crafts, and sporting equipment.

beckyAdopt a Go Girls! Participant – Go Girls!

$5,000 supports one  7-10 week session

$650.00 supports one Go Girls! participant per session

Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 12-14 that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. The single, most important goal of the program is to positively shape the lives of young women and girls by helping them build a positive self-image – setting them on a path to reach their full potential in life.  Each 1 hour-long session is loosely structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.

Adopt a Game On! Participant – Game On! Program

$5,000 supports one  7-10 week session

$650.00 supports one Game On! participant per session

Game On! is a group mentoring program for providing boys and young men with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices.  Through non-traditional physical activities, complemented with healthy eating support, participants are engaged in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions designed to engage participants in the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles.  Game On! includes seven 1 hour core sessions. There are also four extension modules that capture potential issues and topics specific to various locales and the interests of the mentors and participants.


Adopt a Traditional Match – Big Brothers Big Sisters Program

$1,000 supports one match per year

Female 6The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring program provides boys and girls with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a

friendship is developed between the Big and Little, that is built on trust and common interests.  The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.  A minimum one-year commitment, 2-4 hours per week.

Program Support

Program Bin Sponsorship for our School Partners

$300.00 supports One Bin Sponsorship or Healthy Snacks per session

Bins include materials utilized by each program for the Volunteer who supervises and administers the program to the children.  These materials range from educational materials, program manuals, books, journals, crafts, board games to recreational items such as skipping ropes, footballs, etc.  Bins are essential to the success of each program and need to be replenished when required.

Program Friend

$100.00 provides support to our Participants

This level provides much needed support for Child Safety Manuals given to all participants and School-based Workbooks to each participating child in our School Programs.