Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

March 03, 2010 13:15 ET

Mandarin partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Offering good fortune to kids

Attention: City Editor, Food/Beverage Editor, Media Editor BURLINGTON/ ON, --(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) - Mandarin Restaurants have once again partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada to offer some good fortune for kids. During the entire month of March, Mandarin will donate the proceeds of each child's buffet meal sold at any of their 21 locations across Southern Ontario to the children's charity. The total contribution will amount to $25,000 which will benefit thousands of children and provide some necessary resources to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and its alumni program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Alumni is a program that connects with all new and past Big Brothers Big Sisters participants from across the country. By connecting with all "Bigs and Littles", the Alumni program is giving them the opportunity to continue to experience many of the benefits from their involvement and become an invaluable resource to helping benefit thousands of Canadian girls and boys. "We are very pleased that we are once again partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters", says George Chiu, Vice-President and Chairman of Mandarin Charitable Foundation." To date, close to 15000 volunteers have registered and are sharing their stories and experiences, promoting the mentoring movement in their community and supporting their local agency.

Everyone that is currently or has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters is invited to register with the Alumni program. Individuals can register online at and each member will receive an official Big Brothers Big Sisters Alumni lapel pin, simply for registering. They will be kept aware of news and events, share their own inspirational stories and perhaps even reconnect with a long lost Big or Little.

For nearly a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada has been the leading child and youth mentoring organization in Canada. Its 135 agencies provide a range of quality one-to-one mentoring programs to children and youth in over 1000 communities across the country. Being matched with a friend who listens and spends quality time with a child gives that child a sense of value and worth. That special trusting relationship can foster and increase self-confidence, resiliency, contributing to the ability of at-risk children and youth to overcome the hardships and adversity they face in their daily lives. As a result, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada's programs have proven instrumental in reducing truancy, bullying, early school leaving, delinquency and substance abuse.

Contact Information

  • Monika Paquette, Alumni Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
    Primary Phone: 905-639-0461 ext. 25
    Toll-Free: 800-265-9133