The holidays have officially started over at Big Brothers Big Sisters! We’ve got all the latest updates from director Megan Semenchuk and hope we can inspire you to get involved with your community this holiday season!
BBBS Holiday Party
Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted their annual holiday party earlier this month. Although this year had to go through some minor adjustments to respect health and safety guidelines, the party was a great success and everyone had a blast!
3-timeAll the youth in the program were sent an invitation and 3-time blocks to choose from to sign up for. They were invited to attend with their Big, or with their families. Once they arrived, they were given a treasure hunt passport, which led to different activity stations such as ornament making, a giant collage, games, an outdoor hot chocolate stand, a photo booth, and of course a visit from Santa! Each child received a gift, which was generously donated by several local companies. FlightHub got to help out as well by having a volunteer day wrapping all the donated gifts!
The highlight of the day was seeing the matches interacting with each other. These events are great reminders of why mentorship programs are so important and the genuine bond that is created between Big and Little. There were smiles all around!
November – December 24th
FlightHub is proud to be a part of the wonderful work the organization does and one of our favourite initiatives just wrapped up (pun intended!) – Holiday gift baskets! Each year Big Brothers Big Sisters sponsors several families throughout the West Island and surrounding areas. With help from corporate partnerships such as ours and generous community members, each family receives a variety of gifts for parents, kids and sometimes even grandparents. This is the fourth year FlightHub will be participating, sponsoring six families.
September – Ongoing
Approximately 20 boys are still on the waitlist and looking for their Big Brother. The goal of this campaign is to find male volunteers to get these particular children matched, as some of them have been waiting for quite some time. The campaign will highlight profiles of specific youth who are on the waitlist- their interests, needs, etc. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a mentor you can sign up here: https://westisland.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/volunteer/