COVID Impact on Big Brothers Big Sisters



Dear Big Brothers Big Sisters supporters,

The declaration of pandemic has changed our community and led to necessary closure of many facilities where people form and grow their relationships -including places and spaces that deliver critical programs to youth in need. Yet now, more than ever, children and families are facing increased anxiety, stress, fear, and worry. Mental health challenges do not stop when a pandemic begins.

Our organization’s commitment to these young people and the service we provide is being challenged. Big Brother Big Sisters is committed to maintaining and supporting the vital mentoring relationships we create to fight the social isolation of our most vulnerable youth.

We are being hit hard by COVID-19. Our revenue sources, which are critical to us providing our services, are disappearing. March was typically a crucial month for our signature fundraising event Bowl For Kids Sake. The financial implications of not being able to host our fundraising events will impact our ability to provide support for dozens of Prince Albert youth this year. Mentoring has long-lasting effects on youth that benefit them far into the future. Social isolation is an Adverse Child Effect and mentoring helps to combat this. 1 in 5 children report one or zero strong relationships in their lives. 

Working together to help children and youth reach their full potential is at the heart of our organization, but with limited financial resources coming in, we cannot provide support to our youth and their families.

Our goals as an organization are to help youth in Prince Albert find stability, better their mental health, and develop confidence and resilience to navigate through life’s toughest challenges.

We at Big Brothers Big Sisters realize the emotional and financial hardships that our community is facing. But we also know that is community always comes together when we need them. If you can help our organization at this time, I ask you to consider donating today.

We need you now more than ever!
We wish you and your family good health.

Warmest regards,

Natasha Thomson

Development Coordinator