Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch

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Help us make meaningful mentoring matches for young people in our city by donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch. Thank you!

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Our primary goal is to build resilience into young people and provide opportunities and experiences for them - so that they may reach their potential!

We do this by providing a free mentoring programme for at risk and disadvantaged young people by recruiting adult mentor volunteers from the community.

Each mentor is matched with a young person and they will spend an hour a week together for a minimum of one year.

Together they will engage in a variety of activities together from baking to cycling, from craft projects to building model planes, meanwhile building a positive relationship that builds the young person confidence.

Our staff provide the necessary accountability and support for the special people who offer their time to build up and support a young person.

one hour. once a week. one life

mentoring. so simple, it works

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The goal of Big Brothers Big Sisters is that we want every child to thrive, despite what their background or family situation throws at them.

There are thousands of young people who are missing out because of the lack of positive adult role models in their lives.

Our adult mentors are equipped with adequate tools to assure they are able to go the distance with their young person and feel competent in facing issues that may arise in the course of their mentoring relationship.

Quality training, support and supervision is one of the most vital components in assuring the success and longevity of a mentoring match.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters team are dedicated to providing ongoing high quality training for its mentors.

Your donation would enable us to continue to develop our training material, offer new training opportunities and ultimately allow us to be able to provide quality mentors to the vulnerable young people referred to our programme.

one hour. once a week. one life

mentoring. so simple, it works

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2019 was another BIG year at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch  13 May 2020

Posted by: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch

We had another big year in 2019!

Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitated the mentoring of 179 children across Christchurch with the purpose of helping them build resilience and reach their full potential.

68 young boys and 111 young girls gained the support and friendship of a trained mentor!

Our target was to reach 80% of all matches opened reached the 12 month target! We bet this by 10%!

This wouldn't be possible without the support of our generous donors, thank you!

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Latest donations

Benji on 03 Jul 2020
This is a donation made at the suggestion of Big Sister, Michelle Field, by Benji McLean (9 years old). You guys do such an important job and you are appreciated! :)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch

Hi Benji! This is so wonderfully generous of you and we really appreciate you support of what we and all the Mentors do! The BBBS of Christchurch Team

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Cara & Alan
Cara & Alan on 21 May 2020
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Guest Donor on 07 May 2020
Annabel on 02 May 2020
Amy on 27 Apr 2020
Thanks for all you do <3

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