We are very pleased with last week’s Grape Juice event at the V Lounge at Earls Yaletown.
To reflect that 2010 is the 50th anniversary of Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland, our goal was to raise $50,000 at Grape Juice this year.
We are happy to announce that we exceeded our goal, and the total funds raised at the May 6th Grape Juice event was $54,000
For reference, Grape Juice 2007 and Grape Juice 2008 raised $11,900 and $28,500 respectively.
A highlight of the evening was when Riley Inge, the singer formerly with the legendary group, The Temptations, sang a few classic songs for Grape Juice guests. The surprise performance was much appreciated by everyone!
Big Sisters of BC lower Mainland matches volunteer mentors with young girls who face a multitude of challenges. Many of the young children suffer from low-self esteem and social isolation due to poverty, abuse or neglect. For every Little Sister that is successfully matched with a volunteer mentor, a quiet revolution of hope takes place. It costs $2,000 to make and maintain one Big & Little Sister match for one year.
A big thank you to all of our generous Grape Juice sponsors , donors and volunteers!
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