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“BIG” event raising money to help local kids achieve big things

KAWARTHA LAKES-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton and Economy Wheels-Nissan are teaming up for the 17th Dinner/Auction in support of mentoring programs.

This event is one of the organizations main fundraising initiatives and sustainable mentoring programs depend on its success. As the main fundraiser its important because it ensures that the programs can continue to operate and provide important mentoring to children aged 6-16 years old.

“The BIG in the event name symbolizes the big things that the organization and its volunteers can accomplish through relationships between children and caring adult mentors, the big impact the programs have on the community, as well as some of the big items available at the event.” said Jim DeFlorio ,Executive Director,Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes – HaliburtonT

The organization say there should be 150 items available through the door prizes, silent auction and live auction. Some of the items available include a VIA Rail credit of $500, a 2019 Camp Can Aqua 2 week spot for a child, toys, tools, home decor, clothing and many gift certificates.

Tickets are $30 each or businesses, families or groups of friends can purchase a table of 8 for $210. Tickets must be purchased in advance for the event. The meal will be catered by The Grand.

DeFlorio says he can’t stress enough how much the organization depends on the community to help us to provide mentoring programs on an annual basis. “Big Brothers Big Sisters is a true community-based organization that can only provide a level of service that is based on the annual support we receive through our events, general donations and the United Way. DeFlorio, urges you to come out and enjoy the evening if you think that mentoring programs are an important part of our community.”

The event is being held on Thursday June 6, 2019 at the Victoria Park Armoury. The doors open at 6:00 pm, dinner is served at 7:00 pm and the night will come to a close at 9:30 pm. A cash bar is also available.

Call Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton at 705-324-6800 to purchase your tickets. You can also visit www.bigbrothersbigsisters.info for more information on the organization and volunteer opportunities.

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