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Dress Down Day for a BIG Cause

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for Dress Down Day 2017!

What is Dress Down Day for a BIG Cause?

On Friday January 20, 2017 you are invited to join Big Brothers Big Sisters in our work of providing mentors for children and youth in need. Dress Down Day is an opportunity for your business to “Give a Day, Change a Life”, an easy yet impactful way to support mentoring for young people.

Our mentoring programs have been proven to: help youth build skills and confidence that promote academic success which in turn, produces more high school graduates; promotes healthy lifestyles and positive body image; produces more giving and civic-minded adults; and helps ensure youth are more likely to be employed as adults.

Dress Down Day for a BIG Cause is simple! All you need to do is contact us to declare your participation and we’ll deliver a participation package including the number of stickers you will require. We are not suggesting a minimum amount for employee participation; we are leaving the decision up to you about what donation amount is right for your employees. If Casual Day isn’t an option for your office or school on January 20, you’re most welcome to participate at any time in the year that works for you. If your dress code is casual then we invite you to reverse the theme and dress up for a BIG cause. It’s simple really… a change of clothes for one work day!

Can you Give a Day to help our youth reach their full potential?

A gift from your office through support of Dress Down Day will go a very long way in providing children with support from a caring adult mentor. This supportive friendship allows a young person to open their eyes to what could be possible for them! Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Your support in this event will ensure that young people are connected through mentoring to personal growth and development, social and economic opportunity.

To order your Dress Down Day package or for more information contact Laurie Collins, 635-1145 or laurie.collins@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

On Event Day...

Companies who are participating are invited to participate and promote the event through your various social media channels! We encourage taking fun photos of your team and sharing. Be sure to tag @BBBSSaintJohn and use the hashtags #dressdownforabigcause and #mentoringmatters. If using facebook, be sure to post on our wall. For every post made by someone from your company during the day, we will enter your team’s name into a draw for free coffee the next Friday.

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