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BIG BC LOTTO TO SUPPORT 7000 CHILDREN AND YOUTH THROUGH MENTORSHIP IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

British Columbians will once again have the chance to support Big Brothers Big Sisters. The online 50/50 campaign – Big BC Lotto – is back! The campaign is in support of all eleven Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) agencies in BC. Money raised will be split evenly to help agencies maintain mentoring programs and operations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Big BC Lotto campaign offers a unique opportunity for all eleven agencies to work together while highlighting the need for support across the province. BBBS serves more than 7000 children and youth annually in over 60 communities from the Interior, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island to Northern BC.

On top of the growing need for volunteers, the pandemic has caused increased strain on children and youth. One in four kids says their friendships have been negatively affected by stay-at-home orders, and loneliness was the third most-used word by kids between the ages of 10 and 17 when describing how they’ve felt.

“Young people are still facing adversities that are affecting their ability to succeed. The constant ups and downs of the pandemic continue to put a detrimental stress on our youth,” said Jane Gauthier, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC. “BBBS pro-active mentoring programs help to combat these negative effects by providing youth with opportunities designed to spark their potential through mutual respect and support.”

From October 18, 2021 to December 2, 2021, British Columbians over the age of 19+ can purchase the 50/50 raffle tickets online at BigBCLotto.ca.

For inquiries on how to support our agency:

Helen Brownrigg
Executive Director
(250) 765-2661
helen.brownrigg@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca