A local partnership continues to help support children and families in need in Lloydminster. Direct Energy presented Big Brother, Big Sisters of Lloydminster a $3,500 cheque to go towards child mentoring programs.
The association has four mentorship programs they offer including the Match Program and In-School mentoring. The mentoring program comes with costs around recruiting mentors, training them, matching them with youth in the program and bringing them out into the community.
The cheque was presented during the energy company’s holiday kick-off event at Cinema 6 on December 14th. The entire community was invited to enjoy a screening of Frozen 2 free of charge.
Director of Services Delivery for BBBS Jaqueline Weed says over the past few years the partnership has had a huge impact on not only the non-profit but the community as well.
“Last year they did a skating event as well. It’s nice that they put these events on for the community at no charge. Around the Christmas season, it gives people the opportunity to spend time together.”
The partnership has resulted in number of events every year including the CPCA Finals pancake breakfast in August where BBBS received a surprise donation.
“Any donation that we receive makes a big difference, so this is greatly appreciated from them. They’re the ones that always reach out to us.”
In total, the energy company has contributed around $15,000 for the local non-profit.