Everyone loves a winner! Here’s our latest contest winner of a free $500 (from entries submitted October – December 2017), drawn January 8, 2017. (The first winner drawn did not respond in time, so she’s the second drawn and first to respond!)
Congratulations to Ruth Hamm of Alberta!
Want a chance to win with just a few clicks? No purchase required! Our next contest drawing is on April 1, 2018.
Children and teenagers growing up alongside problems such as domestic violence, poverty, identity issues, etc. need a mentor more than anyone else, and left to their own devices, may not get one.
Meet Our Group of the Month
Our featured group this month, Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada, carefully matches them with just the right mentors to provide support and guidance, broadening their experiences and giving them a consistent and trustworthy confidante. These young people gain confidence and grow into their full potential.
After 18 months of spending time with their Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the children in the BBBS program–compared to children not in the program–were:
46% less likely to start using drugs
27% less likely to start drinking alcohol
52% less likely to skip school
37% less likely to skip a class
33% less likely to engage in physical violence
Every $1 invested in Big Brothers Big Sisters returns $18 – 23 to society.
Don’t Miss Our Video of the Month
Check out our 3-minute video this month about Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada, featuring our CEO and his adorable daughter:
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2,000 people commit suicide worldwide everyday. How do you know if someone close to you is considering suicide? What can you do to help prevent suicide?
We cover these questions and more in our 4-minute video this month.
Very Short Summary (In which amazing details are missing that you’ll have to get by watching our awesome video above!):
1. This month is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
Every year, almost one million people die from suicide; a “global” mortality rate of 16 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds. Suicide accounts for more loss of life in the world than the total number of deaths from war, acts of terrorism and homicide combined.