Big Brother Big Sisters of Lloydminster were in for a surprise this weekend while hosting the CPCA Finals pancake breakfast. While assisting the organization with the breakfast, Direct Energy presented the non-profit with a $2,500 cheque to go towards child mentoring programs.
“Given what the weather was, the turnout was good. The pancakes were awesome, we had great cooks and Direct Energy handed out desert during breakfast. It doesn’t get any better than that,” says Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lloydminster Executive Director Brenda Robinson says there was word that they were in for a Sunday morning surprise.
A spokesperson for Direct Energy, Wendy Tynan says the partnership is part of the companies effort to get out and thank the community for letting the company into their homes.
“We have a really strong focus on the home and supporting children and families and the work they do in the Lloydminster community is so remarkable.”
Tynan says she was amazed by the impact the non-profit makes after meeting volunteers that were mentored through the organization’s program.
“You really get to see that cycle of giving back. It’s so wonderful to see that the investment in young people and future leaders in our communities and across the province and they do really great and valuable work.”
This weekend marked Direct Energy’s third donation towards the mentorship programs since August 2018. In total, the energy company has contributed $9,500 for the local non-profit.