Organizations

Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Contact

182 Wall St
Saskatoon SK S7K 1N4
Canada

(306) 291-4771

Website

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Community Impact

Mentorship is two-way, learning and development partnership where the young person needs are placed at the centre. Because young people’s brains are still developing, mentoring can support that process through back-and-forth interaction like the volley in a good game of ping-pong. Mentoring is a key way to give youth experience with the essential back-and-forth development, making them better able to deal with and overcome life’s adversities.

Financial Breakdown

The cost to support the relationship of one Big and one Little for one year is $1,500.

For every $1 invested in our programming returns $23 to society through taxes, higher incomes, volunteerism, and charitable donations. Financial donations allow us to be there for kids when they need you the most by placing a caring BBBS mentor in their life.

Philosophy

We serve children and youth ages 5-25. Many children and youth struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives. Facing prolonged adversity creates toxic stress in the brain that can negatively impact development. With the support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided and youth can reach their full potential. We aim to provide life-changing mentoring relationships to children & youth who need them the most.

Programs & Services

Mentorship enables children & youth to realize their full potential. Designed to meet the diverse needs of our community, Big Brothers and Big Sisters mentoring program provide young people with a positive, adult role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with, either in a one-on-one, group based or school setting. We serve over 600 children & youth every year and have a waitlist of over 150 Little Brothers & Sisters.

How You Can Help

Financial Gifts

Your Donation today will ensure that children and youth in Saskatoon have the support of a caring and consistent adult.

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What we urgently need

We will run out of the following in the next few days…
Financial Gifts

One-Time Financial Gifts

Matches are youth in the community paired with volunteer mentors; they spend a little bit of time together once a week. Mentoring has long-lasting effects on youth that benefit them and the community greatly in the future. Social isolation is an Adverse Child Effect; mentoring helps to combat this as 1 in 5 children report one or zero strong relationships in their lives. 

Our goals as an organization are to help youth in the community find stability, better their mental health, and develop confidence and resilience to navigate through life’s toughest challenges.

We at Big Brothers Big Sisters realize the emotional and financial hardships that our community is facing. But we also know that is community always comes together when we need them. Thank you for your consideration!

Food Items

Gift cards (any denomination) for:

  • Fresh Co
  • Walmart
  • Superstore
  • Starbucks/Tim Hortons
  • Convenience Stores

Please contact Jennifer Humble at jennifer.humble@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca to coordinate dropping off a gift card!

Clothing

 

 

 

Personal Items

Used Computers, Tablets, or Cell Phones

Toboggans/Crazy Carpets

Puzzles

Board Games

Lego

Art Supplies

What we always need

To run our programs each day we always need…
Financial Gifts

Monthly Donors

Big Believers is a meaningful way to donate via pre-authorized monthly payments over the course of the year which supports our mission! No matter what the amount, your monthly commitment ensures that there is a ready and reliable stream of funding available to help us match more children with mentors who will change their lives.

Learn more about our Big Believer program here.

 

How To Donate

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ONLINE

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.

DONATE NOW

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BY MAIL OR PHONE

To make a donation by mail, please send a cheque to:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon and Area
182 Wall St
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 1N4

To make a donation by phone, please call 306-241-6550.

OTHER WAYS

Visit our website to learn about our other ways to give:

  • Attend an Event
  • Run your own event
  • Monthly Donations
  • Tribute & Memorial Gifts
  • Donate Shares and Securities
  • Planned Giving
  • In-Kind donations

Please contact Jennifer Humble at jennifer.humble@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca to coordinate dropping off an item or gift cards!