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Adopt A Program

Our Adopt-a-Program is the perfect way for a business or individual to give back in a BIG way – by supporting one of our core programs for a full year! Our Adopt-a-Program allows you to support our In-School Mentoring, Go Girls!, Game On!, Big Brothers or Big Sisters programs! See below for more details or download the Adopt-a-Program package.

To learn more about the Adopt-a-Program contact Director of Services, Frances Lettieri, at frances.lettieri@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or at 905-646-3230 ext. 22

Adopt an In-School Match – In School Mentoring Program

Your gift: $10,000

Your Impact: Match 10 children with In-School Mentors

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. Includes: volunteer recruitment, enrollment and assessments, background checks, training and professional support.

Your Recognition: 

– Logo recognition in prominent position on website
– Corporate profile on website
– Corporate profile on quarterly e-newsletter
– Recognition on print materials for In-School Mentoring program
– Year-end program report with outcomes
– Cheque presentation at high profile agency event of choice
– Plaque recognition on Wall of Fame at our Head Office
– Pop-up banner at event of choice

Adopt a Game On! or Go Girls! Group-Mentoring Program!

Your gift: $5,000

Your Impact: Help take 8 children off the wait list!

Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 10-14 meant to positively shape the lives of young women and girls by helping them build a positive self-image. 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. Includes: volunteer recruitment, enrollment and assessments, background checks, training and professional support. Nutritious snacks and supplies for the activity bin are provided for the 8 week Game On or Go Girls session.

Your Recognition: 

– Logo in prominent position on website
– Recognition on print materials and Activity Bins for sponsored program( Go Girls or Game On)
– Opportunity to attend a Game On or Go Girls session
– Year-end program report with outcomes
– Cheque presentation at a high profile agency event of choice
– Plaque recognition on Wall of Fame at our Head Office
– Sponsor sign at event of your choice

Adopt a Traditional Match – Big Brothers Big Sisters Program

Your gift: $1,500

Your Impact: Support of 1 match for a full year!

The 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.

Your Recognition: 

– Logo recognition on website
– Year-end program report with outcomes
– Recognition in Annual Report
– Cheque presentation at agency with tagged photo on social media outlets
– Recognition as “Program Sponsor” during Bowl for Kids Sake campaign – includes logo on sponsor board, digital signage and verbal recognition from CEO

Healthy Snacks and Activity Bin

Your gift: $500

Your Impact: Provide nutritious snacks and supplies for a full 8-week session from one of our Group Mentoring programs. 

$500.00 supports One Bin Sponsorship or Healthy Snacks per Game On! or Go Girls! 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.

Your Recognition: 

– Logo recognition on website
– Recognition in Annual Report
– Cheque presentation with tagged photo on social media outlets
– Recognition on sponsored activity bin