Fundraising Events Pay for Mentoring
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County is not a government funded agency - we get some support from local municipalities, receive one time grants, run two thrift stores, are a United Way agency member and have various fundraising events.
Pulling together all of these pieces, we raise enough money to serve over 300 children each year!
How we use your money....
Each volunteer that offers to work with a child through our agency is carefully screened and evaluated for the safety of the children. Thorough background checks are conducted, along with interviewing and training. Children are also given safety training, and go through an interview process, along with their families, to ensure that each match is set up to be successful. Matches are then monitored closely to ensure its success, and the safety and well being of the child. A fully trained Case Worker is on staff to conduct this work. National Standards are followed throughout the process.
This level of care and concern costs money. Each match costs approximately $2,000.00 a year to set up and monitor. Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are NOT government funded. We rely solely on community support to do this important work.
Supporting our events helps local kids....
Check out the events on the left hand side. We value your participation, it really makes a difference in the lives of children in Lanark County.