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Monday, September 2, 2019

Big Brothers Big Sisters Group on the Hunt for More Volunteers

Kincardine | by John Divinski  

Big Brothers and Sisters Day is Wednesday September 18th

The Executive Director of the Kincardine & District Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) group, Yolanda Ritsema Teeninga says they want bring awareness of the program and perhaps attract more volunteers to take part.

Teeninga says they serve 50-children in total with 13 boys waiting for a Big Brother and 6 girls waiting for a Big Sister.

She admits that's the lowest numbers for the organization in some time but there are still some who could use the help of a mentor, stating "It really is just a great way to make a connection and to believe in a young person who may not have that person in their life."

Teeninga says studies have shown that Big Brothers and Sisters make an impact because it lowers the risk of a child being bullied, while helping them
"become future leaders and find meaningful work."

The group was before Kincardine council on August 12th, looking for support for their special month, which they received.

Big Brothers and Sisters Day is Wednesday September 18th when they will hold their 2nd annual Party in the Park, at Victoria Park, 4:30pm to 6:30pm.

There will be plenty of food and activities for everyone.

Teeninga says the entire program is about making "one child feel special."

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