Join in the fun and truly support the Prince Rupert community at the same time! All the proceeds from this event will benefit local programming through the United Way of Northern BC’s community impact initiatives & Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC’s BigsNBC mentoring programs.
“Prince Rupert was identified early as a community that could benefit from Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring programs,” says Jane Gauthier, Communications Manager with Bigs NBC. “We are very excited to begin offering online skill-based groups in the community in early August, as well as In-School Mentoring for children attending Conrad Elementary School in September. We look forward to partnering with United Way to host the Glow in the Dark Golf Tournament on August 21st. This event will provide us with an opportunity to introduce ourselves to the community and raise funds to be able to offer our programs to more children in Prince Rupert.”
New to the community, BigsNBC is excited to offer proactive mentoring programs both in person and virtually for children living in Prince Rupert. Starting in September, In-School Mentoring will be available for children attending Conrad Elementary School. In addition, they will be hosting our first Connect Online: Art’s & Laughs group for children aged 8-10 over Zoom starting July 21st.
“Partnering with Bigs NBC on this unique event was such a natural fit! We are so excited to be able to work together to bring more support for kids and other vulnerable populations to the Prince Rupert area” says Trista Spencer, Executive Director with UWNBC. “Through pandemic supports and PPE, to regular programmings like the 24-Hour Crisis Line and 2-1-1 services, UWNBC is ready to continue supporting Prince Rupert and Northern BC communities where they are, with what they need. Being a part of this great event not only gives us the chance to connect with some incredible community partners but provides the opportunity to connect with new ones and help raise funds for local programming and services.”
UWNBC provides for the communities it serves by acting as a community connector, finding and filling gaps, developing resources for short and long-term impact, and providing support for critical programming and services that help those that need it most. United Way does not only help one child beat the odds but changes the odds for entire communities by bringing the right partners together to set goals, share data, track results, and align programs. Among many programs and agencies, United Way administers ‘211’, a nationwide health and human service information website, webchat, and phone service that connects individuals and families to important resources and support.
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For more information, call us at 250-561-1040. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information about the local initiatives.