Big Brothers Big Sisters Month

Thank you to all of the participating businesses, supporters, and volunteers who made BBBS Month such a success in 2018! With your help, we were able to raise over $3,000 for local youth in need of Mentorship! Find out everyone that participated and everything that happened below!

September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month

Imagine who they will become because of you…

We want to show the impact of Mentoring to the world throughout Big Brothers Big Sisters Month in September and BBBS Day on September 18th, and we hope to leave a lasting impression all year long. This September, #ImagineBBBS and support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region in our effort to teach Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and surrounding townships why Mentorship is so important.

In Waterloo Region alone, there are constantly over 200 children on the waitlist for a Big Brother or Big Sister. Imagine how #KWAwesome it would be if everybody knew how they could help. Imagine a world where every kid had the resources to achieve their potential. Imagine a world where kids are reminded that they can become anybody they can dream of. You can help us do this. Imagine who they will become because of you…

Whether you’re ready to spread the word or to move mountains, there are endless opportunities for you to support us on our mission to help every child reach their full potential this September. Getting involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters Month is easy, here’s what’s happening.

  • Point-of-Sale Campaigns
    • Businesses throughout Waterloo Region are all chipping in by raising funds at their point-of-sale! Through a donation bin at checkout, donation requests by employees, or donating a percentage of sales, Imagine the impact our community as a whole can have. Will you pitch into the POS campaign this month?
  • Outreach
    • If you’re already involved with our organization and aren’t able to make a donation, you can support Big Brothers Big Sisters Month and local youth by helping us shout this out to the world! Posts on your social media account using the hashtag “#ImagineBBBS” and tagging “@BBBSWR”, a small commitment with an incredible impact. The bigger our reach, the more children we are able to help. If you need content or images to posts, we’d love to help you in helping us.
  • Volunteer
    • There’s no better time to become a Big Brother or Big Sister than during Big Brothers Big Sisters Month!
    • Browse our programs and get involved!
    • We currently have a high need for Game On! and group programming volunteers!
  • Volunteer Referral
    • Already a Big? Know somebody who would also make an incredible Mentor?
    • We’d love to hear about them! Fill out our Volunteer Referral form!

#BeYouGirl Events

The third week of BBBS Month kicks off with Be You! Check out what we have planned for #BeYouGirl:

Friday September 21st 6:00 – 8:00 pm visit us at Cambridge Centre Mall to:

  • Participate in our sticker wall
  • Create a 3d sneaker craft
  • Watch Martk’d’s Dion Walcott and other local artists live sneaker art
  • Watch the Fall fashion show
  • Check out the Be You Butterfly mural and take a photo. Be sure to share it with the hashtag #beyougirl

Saturday September 22nd 12 noon -4:00 pm visit us at the Cambridge Centre Mall to:

  • Participate in a free painting workshop for kids of all ages from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Participate in our sticker wall
  • Watch the fall fashion shows
  • Check out the Be You Butterfly mural and take a photo. Be sure to share it with the hashtag #beyougirl

P.O.S. Campaigns

Four All Ice Cream Cones for Kids BBBS Month

Cones for Kids Day! 25% of all cone sales on Sept. 16th will be donated to BBBSWR programs

SportsClips Upgrade for BBBS Month

From September 16th to September 22nd $3 from every MVP upgrade purchased at SportsClips will go back to BBBSWR!

LCBO Donation Bins for BBBS Month

Your change today could change a life! Find donation bins at participating LCBOs across Waterloo Region!

Apollo Cinema The Muppet Movie for BBBS Month

$3 of every ticket purchased will be donated to BBBSWR programs.

Goodvibes Juice Co. Deal for BBBS Month

$1 from every purchase of a Heartbeet juice throughout September will be donated to BBBSWR programs.

The Golden Mean Deal for BBBS Month

$1 from every purchase over $25 in September is donated to BBBSWR programs.

Nando's Donation Bins for BBBS Month

Nando’s Kitchener is collecting donations for BBBSWR! Head down for some tasty chicken!

Walper Hotel Donuts for BBBS Month

Donut holes will be available Monday to Friday 7 am to 10 am in the Barristers Lounge and full-sized donuts every Friday! All donut sales will be donated!

BBBS Month Your Event Here

Want to participate? Contact mallory.boyer@bbbswr.org or (519) 745-0180 ext. 210