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Giving Tuesday is coming!

In a world filled with challenges, uncertainties, and rapidly evolving circumstances, organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa that provide vital support to the community’s most vulnerable often rely on the generosity and compassion of others. This Giving Tuesday on November 28, 2023, we hope you will think of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa when deciding who to support on this one day of the year focused on giving.

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving, occurring on the first Tuesday after the American Thanksgiving each year. It serves as a powerful reminder of the significance of generosity and the impact of our collective efforts to bring about positive change. During this day, individuals, businesses, and communities come together to support nonprofit organizations, charities, and causes close to their hearts.

How will my gift impact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa?

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa (BBBSO) is the longest-standing Ottawa children’s charity.  Since 1970, BBBSO has made it its mission to ignite the potential of young people by facilitating meaningful mentorship relationships. BBBSO believes that every young person should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and thrive, regardless of their background or circumstances.

BBBSO’s mentorship programs are tailored to address the unique needs of each young person. The Mentor – is carefully matched with a Mentee, and they embark on a journey of growth, self-discovery, and friendship. These relationships provide young people with the guidance, encouragement, and support they need to develop into confident, resilient, and successful individuals.

It costs $1,000 per year to support and guide these important relationships.  Your support will help with training, monitoring and guidance to our matches and their families.  Your support will also help us facilitate special events across the city offering Mentor and Mentees a chance to interact with other matches, enjoy an activity or experience. 

Join the Mentorship Movement: Make a Difference This Giving Tuesday!

On November 28th, please consider extending a hand to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa. Your support can be the catalyst that transforms the lives of countless young people in the Ottawa community. Together, we can empower the next generation of leaders and ensure no child is left without the guidance and support they need to thrive.

Remember, your generosity isn’t just a one-time act; it’s an investment in a brighter, more promising future for our youth.

To donate today, please click here.