Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

The Goal

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa aspires to make this year's GivingTuesday the day that Ottawa gives 10 Little Brothers and Little Sisters on BBBSO's waiting list their Big Brother or Big Sister! Help us achieve this goal of raising $15,000.

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The Impact

According to a study conducted by The Boston Consulting Group (2013), every dollar invested in Big Brothers Big Sisters mentorship programs yields a social return on investment (SROI) of $18 to society; or a $23 SROI among economically disadvantaged groups. This means that a $15,000 investment in BBBSO's programs has an SROI between $270,000 and $345,000 back into the community, as those Little Brothers and Little Sisters grow up and go on to be productive members of society.

How Can I Help?

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 you can help start something and change the course of a child's life.

1. Take an #UNselfie and post it on Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram and tag BBBSO. You could win $100 toward the charity of your choice.

2. Follow BBBSO on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and like and share posts to help raise awareness.

3. Give the gift of your time. Visit for current volunteer opportunities.

4. Clean out your closet and donate bags of clothes, shoes & textiles to BBBSO. Visit for a list of clothing bins across the city. 

Thank you for considering Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa as your charity of choice on Giving Tuesday 2016.

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