Grape Juice raises 54K for Big Sisters

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! and McNeill Nakamoto created Grape Juice to raise much needed funds to facilitate the matching process for over 100 at risk young girls on the Big Sisters waitlist.

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!

Click on photos for a larger image.

To view more photos of the event, visit our Facebook Page

~ Jessica Rozitis


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