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Age 45 & Up? Interested in a becoming a Big Brother/Sister?

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for energetic middle-age or senior volunteers (age 45 and better) who want to bring their life experience to making a deep impact on a young life (a child age 6 to 16) by becoming a senior mentor. 

Work in the community or in local schools. You can make a difference!

Join this Community Foundation for Kingston-and-Area supported initiative. Find out more at Senior to Youth Engagement Project


Bowl for Kids Surpasses Goal

Big Brothers Big Sisters is thrilled to announce we achieved our $40,000 goal for this year as of Bowl day last Sat. April 2. With a few donations still incoming the tally is still growing. Thanks to all our sponsors, bowlers, and local businesses who donated prizes.

Thank you Kingston. 

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Kawartha Bowl for Kids Sake 2016 -- Sat. April 2nd

Mark your calendars for Saturday April 2, the date of our 2016 Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser at Prost Bowling. Our agency's largest fundraiser, Bowl for Kids Sake represents 20 per cent of our annual budget. Form a team of 5 or 6 bowlers, raise pledges, and come out to bowl. Sponsor a session, donate a batch of prizes or a single prize. 

Find out more HERE

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Support Our Matching Campaign 

The Larry Gibson Estate has promised to match all funds brought in to Big Brothers Big Sisters during December 2015 up to $10,000

How YOU can help:

Donate online: at the DONATE NOW button at top right of this web page

Donate by cheque to: Big Brothers Big Sisters KFLA, 1344 Princess St., K7K 3E2

Companies and individuals who want to discuss a larger donation can call the office at 613-544-1621. All donations go to our local chapter.

Other Seasonal Ways to support:

Book your Christmas or other celebrations at Milestones Kingston for Dec. 16th. Milestones will donate 10 per cent of proceeds all day long

Get your presents wrapped at the Charity Wrap center on the days of Dec 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, or 23 and drop something extra into our on-site donation box

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Wrapping "Elves" Required

Big Brothers Big Sisters KFL&A is looking for volunteers for one of our most popular fundraisers -- the Christmas Charity Wrap fundraiser beginning Dec. 1 at the Cataraqui Town Centre. Join our volunteer wrappers (call Anne 613 544-1621) for some 4-hr. shifts wrapping presents. Suitable for anyone with basic wrapping skills or the desire to learn. Big Brothers Big Sisters receives all the proceeds from this program on the days of Dec 1, 3, 5, 9, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23.

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Fall Round-up

Fall  is a busy time at BBBS KFL&A with mentors and mentees being matched within the community and local schools. We are always looking for mentors, especially male mentors. Phone 613-544-1621 if you can help out in our one-to-one or group mentoring programs. 

  1. Traditional Mentoring: One-to-one 2-4 hours weekly
  2. ISM (In-school mentoring) One-to-one in many local schools (1 hr weekly)
  3. Game On/Go Girls: 8 week program in local schools with a small group of boys or girls teaching physical and mental health

If you can't be a mentor, review our website to see the many ways you can support mentoring in Kingston! 

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"Big Little" Day at Fort Henry
Big Brothers Big Sisters supporters: Come out to Fort Henry next Wednesday Aug 19 for "Big Little Day." Take a tour of the Fort, catch the Sunset Ceremony and plunk a donation into the jar at the BBBS KFL&A donation booth at the entrance to the inner fort. A $20 donation receives a ticket for a Prize Draw (plus tax receipt).

Our Littles and Bigs and some family members will be touring Fort Henry in the morning and attending the Sunset Ceremony in the evening.

Thank you to Fort Henry and St. Lawrence Parks Commission CEO, Darren Dalgleish!
Big Brothers Big Sisters Night at Chuck E. Cheese's

Big Brothers Big Sisters has struck up a partnership with our local Chuck E. Cheese's in which the Gardiners Rd. restaurant will donate 15 per cent of their profits on the last Friday of August. 

Drop by our office to get some free game tokens and/or download some specials at http://chuckecheese.com/coupons/web/2170



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Thank you Dine-Out-Day supporters

Thank you so much to our 12 Kingston and 1 Napanee partner restaurants who donated a portion of their proceeds for Dine-Out-Day 2015. Thank you also to those diners who supported our partner restaurants. We hope to see you again next year!

Milestones Kingston
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Le Chien Noir Bistro
Atomica Pizza & Wine Bar
Harper’s Burger Bar
Dianne’s Fish Shack & Smoke House
JM's Restaurant (Ambassador Hotel)
Windmills Restaurant and Catering
The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro
All Kingston Boston Pizza locations
 371 Princess St
 755 Gardiners Road
 95 Dalton Avenue

Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill

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Join us for Dine Out Day

What a great way to celebrate the first day of Summer Vacation. Big Brothers Big Sisters is having its first ever Dine Out Day on June 26. A number of partner restaurants are supporting BBBS KFL&A that day. 

We'll be spreading the word about our partner restaurants so that you can support them supporting us!

Do you know of a restaurant that would like to join Dine Out Day? Email Anne.Linscott@BigBrothersBigSisters.ca

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AGM 2015 - Thanks for coming

Thanks so much to the more than 25 attendees who came to the Annual General Meeting on April 27. If you didn't have a chance to make it out, please take the opportunity to read our summary of 2014 and early 2015 at Annual General Report

Bowl for Kids tops $40,000
We've had a busy 2015. Our 2015 Bowl for Kids Event (held Mar. 28) surpassed our $38,000 goal, bringing in over $40,000 including late arriving post event pledges.
We would also like to thank the Ontario Electric Utility Hockey Tournament, including organizer Mike McElwain, for choosing us as their community partner for their April 10, 11, 12 hockey tournament.

Find out more about these recent events on our events page.
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Kawartha Bowl for Kids Sake 2015 -- March 28th!

Mark your calendars for Saturday March 28th, the date of our 2015 Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser at Prost Bowling. Our agency's largest fundraiser, Bowl for Kids Sake, represents 20 per cent of our annual budget. Form a team of 5 to 6 bowlers, raise pledges, and come on out to bowl. Sponsor a session, donate a prize package, or single prize.

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Charity Christmas Wrap Runs Until December 23

Come on out to the Charity Christmas Wrap at the Cataraqui Town Centre. Meet our many volunteers and get some presents wrapped to help fund our mentoring programs. We are located next to West 49 on the top floor. Big Brothers Big Sisters depends on fundraising to provide mentoring programs to youth from ages 6 to 18 in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington. Phone Anne if you can help wrap (613-544-1621)

Charity Christmas Wrap To Launch December 1st
Big Brothers Big Sisters KFL&A  annual Christmas Charity Wrap fundraising event begins Dec. 1 at the Cataraqui Town Centre. Help fund our programs by getting your presents wrapped at the Charity Wrap booth located on the top floor near Sears (as of Dec. 1) or join our volunteer wrappers (call Anne 613 544-1621). Big Brothers Big Sisters receives all the proceeds from this program on the days of Dec 1, 3, 5, 9, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23.
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Big Brothers and Big Sisters means BIG opportunities. Littles met on Parliament Hill this week at the Big Brothers Big Sisters sponsored Youth in Office event. 

Two of our Kingston mentees attended this event, meeting with various MPs and parliamentary staff.

One Board Member Position Opening

Welcome to our newest board member - Treasurer, Elizabeth Agostino. Thanks so much to departing treasurer, Martin Galczynski, for his much appreciated contribution to our board and organization. We are still looking for one more board member at large. Please contact our executive director, Peter Cory, at 544-1621 if you are interested. 

8th Annual Kingston Amazing Challenge Update

Our 8th Annual Amazing Challenge was a great success! We wanted to thank all the teams that came out and ran the race and raise funds for our mentoring programs! Thanks to you we are able to match that many more at-risk youth in our local community in our mentoring programs! 

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Corus Entertainment, thank you to our Checkpoint Sponsor, Ambassador Hotel, thank you to our Checkpoint supporters, Fanatics, Feel Yoga and The Keg and finally the biggest thank you goes to our dedicated Checkpoint Volunteers! This event wouldn't have happened without the help and support of our awesome volunteers! 

Congrats to our amazing and dedicated volunteers! 
A few weeks ago four of our Bigs received a provincial government community award for volunteering- Ontario Voluntary Service Award for service to our agency!

We would like to thank Frank, Justin, Tina & Dan once again for their dedication to their Littles- they have truly made a difference! And we would like to thank all our volunteers for their time and support in our Littles and Families. We could not do it without you!

Thank you to all our volunteers & supporters

We were so happy and excited to kick off this week's volunteer appreciation celebrations by attending United Ways KFL&A Volunteer Award ceremony on Monday night at the Memorial Hall. 

One of our Families, the Cormier Family and one of our biggest supporters Corus Entertainment/ Jef Johnston (one of our Board members) were two of the recipients for the ‘Volunteers Grow Community’ awards!

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Awards Celebration & AGM!

On Monday, April 28, 2014 Big Brothers Big Sisters KFL&A celebrated their 45th Annual General Meeting.  We recognized volunteers, Community Partners and Supporters with a number of awards.  The support from the community is overwhelming and we thank all how believe in empowering children to realize their full potential & build their future. For more information click here, Annual Report




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