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DINE 0UT TO SUPPORT MENTORING

 It's here! It's here! Our second annual DINE-OUT-DAY. What a great way to celebrate summer. Book Friday June 24, the FIRST FRIDAY of summer at any of our 15 Kingston and 1 Napanee restaurant (see below) and they donate a portion of that day's proceeds to BBBS to support mentoring in Kingston-and-area. 

Kingston

Milestones Kingston
AquaTerra (at Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel)
La Hacienda
Aji Sai Kingston
Le Chien Noir Bistro
Atomica Pizza & Wine Bar
Harper’s Burger Bar
Dianne’s Fish Shack and Smoke House
East Side Mario’s (774 Gardiners Rd)
Amadeus Café
Windmills Restaurant and Catering
Taj Curry House
All Kingston Boston Pizza locations
 371 Princess St
 755 Gardiners Rd
 95 Dalton Ave

Napanee
Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill in Napanee

*Don't forget to mention that you are dining in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters!

 

     
 

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DINE OUT DAY COMING UP! 

Our Second Annual Dine-Out Day is coming up soon. Plan to celebrate THE FIRST FRIDAY OF SUMMER, June 24 with one of the partner restaurants who will be donating a portion of their proceeds of that day to support mentoring in Kingston. 

We'll be spreading the word about our partner restaurants so that you can support them supporting us! So far, pizza, Indian, Mexican food, all manner of fish and other items look to be part of the menu choices.

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

     
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Moving to 817 Division

Big Brothers Big Sisters will be moving to the Community Services Hub at 817 Division St. in August 2016. We are thrilled to be part of this group of organizations serving families and children. Until August, you can still find us at our current location (1344 Princess St.). 

     
     
     
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Annual General Meeting Heros
Long-term bingo volunteers Clare Skipper and Vivian Bilow were just a few of the many community members who received awards for their crucial support of mentoring at Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual General meeting on Monday April 25. 
If you didn't make it you can still see our annual report at AGM Report
     
     
     
   
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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  GIFT WRAP VOLUNTEERS WANTED

 

 
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!
     
     
 
 

 

 

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