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Many young people struggle with societal barriers and face adversities such as mental health issues, family violence, identity issues or poor living conditions. Your donation will lead to healthy, thriving youth who can achieve more.

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Organize your social groups, have fun, and support a great cause. Do what you enjoy most while knowing you are making a difference for youth who are struggling to achieve more.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe offers both Individual and Group Based Mentoring Programs to over 200 young people across North Simcoe Communities. Currently of the young people we serve, 15 of them are matched #Littles in the 1:1 Mentoring Program.

The 1:1 Mentoring Program matches #Bigs and #Littles together who have similar interests and corresponding personalities. They spend 2 to 4 hours every week sharing interests, exploring their communities, and developing new skills! What seems simple has proven to make a #BigDifference in that young persons life, and in turn for the Big as well.

In fact on a social return on investment study it showed the following:

– 63% of them have post secondary education
– 17% of them are more likely to be employed
– 47% of them hold leadership positions
– 80% say they pursue healthy lifestyles
– 94% say the make good life choices
– 96% of them say the are happy

For every dollar that is invested in our young people and our programming, $18 is return into our communities through happy, healthy, civic minded, and engaged adults. Our current amount of matches is the highest number of matches we have had at one time in ten years ! We are so grateful that these young people have the opportunity to have this #intentionalmentoring, but we still have work to do.

Currently the barriers to matching our remaining 28 youth on the waiting list is the cost to process a match and the amount of Bigs available to mentor. Did you know it costs a $1000 to process a intake ? Did you know that of the 28 young people waiting to be matched, 24 of them are young males ?

That is why Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe is challenging our community to participate in the 25 for 25 Challenge. From December 1st to December 25th we are asking of our community to either donate $25.00 on one of these days or to join our agency as a Big. Our goal is to be at a minimum of 25 matches by July 25th, 2020. If we have four donations a day we can process two new Little’s into a 1:1 Match. If we have 25 inquiries for Big’s, we change 25 lives.

Take the Challenge! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter ; Like, Share, & Comment on our posts and encourage others to donate, sign up, and do the same. We cannot do what we do without our community so thank you for your contribution, not matter how you make it.

Visit: www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/big-brothers-big-sisters-of-north-simcoe/campaign/25-for-25/ to take the #25for25Challenge !

HURRY HARD ! Our Curl for Kids Sake Bonspiel is coming back to North Simcoe – Create your team and join us on Sunday, December 1st from 9:00 -5:00PM at the  Midland Curling Club.

This year we are proud to be support by the following businesses:

Title Sponsor: Still Available

Top Tier Sponsors: HGR Graham Partners LLP & Tom Smith Chevrolet Buick GMC

Sheet Sponsors:

  • Midas Midland
  • Brantbant + Kretzchmann Chartered Professional Accountants
  •  Waste Connections of Canada
  •  Three sheets still available !

With curling experience or none at all, anyone can come out to enjoy the great sport of curling, forming teams with friends, family or co-workers.

Brooms and sliders will be provided and cost to play is minimum of $75.00 in pledges per curler or $300 per team of four

Included with your minimum fundraising amount is:

  • Light breakfast, snack, and lunch is included and cash bar is available.
  • Prizes for the Top Curling Team and to the Top Fundraising Team; stay tuned for what you can win !
  • Brooms and sliders will be provided.
  • A chance to win free door prizes !
  • An opportunity twin tickets to a coveted game through our day of raffle !
  • The knowledge that you are helping ignite potential in a young persons life through intentional mentoring !

Cost to play is minimum of $75.00 in pledges per curler or $300 per team of four. 

Through our Curl our Kids Sake fundraiser, every dollar raised will help us develop and grow our much needed mentoring programs young people in our community.  Research shows that young people who have been experienced intentional mentoring are proven to have higher self esteem and are more likely to stay in school.

Get your teams together now!

For more information on how to register your team or to provide sponsorship for this event please contact Hunter Markle at 705-526-5051 ext. 223 or at hunter.markle@bigbrothersbigsisters .ca

22nd Annual Showcase of Homes Tour

It’s that time of year again ! The 22nd Annual Showcase of Homes Tour is back on Saturday, October 5th from 9:30AM – 4:30PM and this is a year you are not going to want to miss ! ⁠This year for all those who purchase their tickets before September 14th you have a chance to win a VIP Experience brought to you by Tom Smith Chevrolet Buick GMC and Restaurant Sainte-Marie !⁠

Early Bird Tickets are $40 until September 14th, after which they are $45 and are available at :

Tripp’s Paint & Decorating Shoppe – King St, Midland⁠ (Cash Preferred) ⁠

Arbour’s Flower Shoppe – Main St, Penetanguishene⁠ (Cash Only)

Remax Georgian Bay Realty Ltd. Brokerage – King St, Midland (Cash Only)
Our Office at 366 Midland Ave, Suite E3 – Midland, ON (Cash Only )

Tickets include Lunch at Restaurant Sainte-Marie and a Tax Receipt*

Directional Map Link: http://mapq.st/2KBish4

This years Title Sponsor is Remax Georgian Bay Realty Ltd. Brokerage, we are so grateful to have their continued support over the years and not only in the Showcase of Homes Tour but through Bowl for Kids Sake, Christmas Sponsorship, and some of their realtors serving as Mentors to young people in our community.

To learn more about why they support us please be sure to pick up the next edition of Our Homes Magazine this fall ! 

In addition to our Title Sponsor, we have introduced four new Top Tier SponsorsTripp’s Paint and Decorating ShoppeMidland Home Hardware Building CentreMink Insurance, and Lindsay Schultz Kitchens & Cabinetry !

We are also happy to welcome back our Showcase Florists; Splash FloralsArbour’s Flower ShoppeFresh by LeanneFlower Nook by Fresh, and Saturday Afternoons ! Their designs make the already gorgeous homes pop and you have a chance at winning one of the florists beautiful arrangements by participating in the Floral Raffle – $5 for one ticket, $20 for five tickets.

These beautiful arrangements are generously sponsored by : 

Georgian Bay Realty Ltd. Brokerage – Monica McCready

Buy The Shores – Therese Schell & Darby Hiles

Team Hawke – Jim Hawke

Royal LePages – The Cory’s Team

Royal LePages – Linda Walsh

Please be sure to follow us on our social media platforms of Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to learn tips on event, decor, and home improvement from the Home Pro’s and Florists in the months leading up to the Showcase !

We are proud to host this tour every year, showcasing the gorgeous homes of North Simcoe – all shapes, styles, and sizes ! This tour is one of our Signature events, and it is essential to helping provide intentional mentorship programming to young people in our communities and we cannot do it with out you – please join us again and share this event with your friends & family !

If you have questions about the tour or our agency please do not hesitate to reach out Hunter Markle at hunter.markle@bigbrothersbigisisters.ca or call us at (705) 526-5051 ext. 223

22nd Annual Showcase of Homes Tour

It’s that time of year again ! The 22nd Annual Showcase of Homes Tour is back on Saturday, October 5th from 9:30AM – 4:30PM and this is a year you are not going to want to miss ! ⁠This year for all those who purchase their tickets before September 14th you have a chance to win a VIP Experience brought to you by Tom Smith Chevrolet Buick GMC and Restaurant Sainte-Marie !⁠

Early Bird Tickets are $40 until September 14th, after which they are $45 and are available at :

Tripp’s Paint & Decorating Shoppe – King St, Midland⁠ (Cash Preferred) ⁠

Arbour’s Flower Shoppe – Main St, Penetanguishene⁠ (Cash Only)

Remax Georgian Bay Realty Ltd. Brokerage – King St, Midland (Cash Only)
Our Office at 366 Midland Ave, Suite E3 – Midland, ON (Cash Only )

Tickets include Lunch at Restaurant Sainte-Marie and a Tax Receipt*

Directional Map Link: http://mapq.st/2KBish4

This years Title Sponsor is Remax Georgian Bay Realty Ltd. Brokerage, we are so grateful to have their continued support over the years and not only in the Showcase of Homes Tour but through Bowl for Kids Sake, Christmas Sponsorship, and some of their realtors serving as Mentors to young people in our community.

To learn more about why they support us please be sure to pick up the next edition of Our Homes Magazine this fall ! 

In addition to our Title Sponsor, we have introduced four new Top Tier SponsorsTripp’s Paint and Decorating ShoppeMidland Home Hardware Building CentreMink Insurance, and Lindsay Schultz Kitchens & Cabinetry !

We are also happy to welcome back our Showcase Florists; Splash FloralsArbour’s Flower ShoppeFresh by LeanneFlower Nook by Fresh, and Saturday Afternoons ! Their designs make the already gorgeous homes pop and you have a chance at winning one of the florists beautiful arrangements by participating in the Floral Raffle – $5 for one ticket, $20 for five tickets.

These beautiful arrangements are generously sponsored by : 

Georgian Bay Realty Ltd. Brokerage – Monica McCready

Buy The Shores – Therese Schell & Darby Hiles

Team Hawke – Jim Hawke

Royal LePages – The Cory’s Team

Royal LePages – Linda Walsh

Please be sure to follow us on our social media platforms of Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to learn tips on event, decor, and home improvement from the Home Pro’s and Florists in the months leading up to the Showcase !

We are proud to host this tour every year, showcasing the gorgeous homes of North Simcoe – all shapes, styles, and sizes ! This tour is one of our Signature events, and it is essential to helping provide intentional mentorship programming to young people in our communities and we cannot do it with out you – please join us again and share this event with your friends & family !

If you have questions about the tour or our agency please do not hesitate to reach out Hunter Markle at hunter.markle@bigbrothersbigisisters.ca or call us at (705) 526-5051 ext. 223

Bowl for Kids Sake

FANDEMONIUM ! Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe’s Bowl for Kids Sake will be taking place over the month of May!

Proudly sponsored by Tim Horton’s of Midland & Penetanguishene with Huronia Alarms as our Top Tier Sponsor.

We invite you to put in a team with friends, family, and co-workers ! Its a fun night and a fun way to fundraise to support over 200 children and youth in North Simcoe and their families through our mentorship services.

If you are interested in putting in a team please contact us to discuss at 705 526-5051 or e-mail hunter.markle@bigbrothersbigsisters.

Click here to create your Peer 2 Peer fundraising page to share with your supporters !

Run Your Own Event

These events are organized by you or your community group (e.g. school groups, unions, or corporations) to help raise funds necessary for Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe to operate and ensure that every child gains the confidence to achieve more through a mentoring relationship.

An event can be any activity by a non-affiliated group or individual. Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe has no fiduciary responsibility and little or no staff involvement, however, we will support you and your event as much as possible to help it be a success. Event examples include: A “something”-a-thon, Raffles, Auctions, Parties, Video Game Fundraising Models – “something-for-kids-sake”.

tribute or memorial

Tribute & Memorial Gifts

At the next special occasion, honour a friend, mentor, or family member with a gift in their honour. If a loved one has recently passed, you can also make a gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters in their memory.

Loved ones or their family will receive a personalized note of the donation made in their honour and a tax receipt will be sent to you. Make a gift in honour of someone special online or contact us

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Donate Shares and Securities

Big Brothers Big Sisters also accepts gifts in the form of shares and/or securities.

A member of our staff would be pleased to discuss with you directly the options for this program.

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Leave a Legacy

Leave a Legacy of Hope

The Leave a Legacy of Hope program encourages people to leave a gift through their will or another planned giving method to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

A member of our staff would be pleased to discuss with you directly the options for this program.

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In-Kind Donations

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and agencies across the country rely greatly on in-kind contributions from our partners. If you are considering an in-kind donation, please e-mail us.

Examples of in-kind donations can include:

  • Business services (marketing, administrative, technology, consulting)
  • National Event tickets (local tickets should deal directly with the local community agency)
  • Gift certificates to national restaurants and retail chains

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