"2008 Audited Financial Statement"
2008 Audited 2008 Matchmakers Financial Statement United Way of Niagara Bruce Ward Income Falls and Greater Fort Bruce Peters Erie Delta Monte Carlo Bingo United Way $115,078 Sleep Cheap Charities Association Fundraising (Net) 76, 860 Reap Great Wolf Lodge Grants 58,000 Lucky Friday Productions RBC Foundation Nearly New Store (Net) 26,828 Ministry of Education Nick Tsmidis Donations Misc. 46,922 5,176 (Student Success Branch) Strategic Legacies 2008 Annual Report Alderson and Company Niagara Parks Police Total Income $328,864 TV Cogeco David Fast Expenses 105.1 The River CGA Ontario—Niagara Meridian Credit Union Chapter Salaries and Benefits $132,848 Brandon Boone PartSource Programs 116,084 Tim Hortons Restaurants The Keg Spirit Foundation Occupancy 13,626 of Niagara Big Brothers Big Sisters of Office 12,877 Membership Dues 7,302 OxyVinyls Canada Ontario Endowment Fund Capital 6,973 Ted Salci Vic Tesso Memorial Golf Mileage 4,127 Cataract Family Bowl Tournament Advertising/Promotion 4,059 Rob Petruniak Memorial Sun Media (Niagara Falls Insurance 2,511 Golf Tournament Review) Misc. 4,652 Total Expenses $305,059 Thanks to your support in 2008; 2008 President’s Circle - Over 130 children and youth from Niagara Falls were matched with a Big Brother or Gales Fuels Anonymous Club Richelieu BMO Nesbitt Burns Big Sister! Niagara Volks Folks Brian Sinclair - Over 25 children were matched with an In- Tom Thornton Jon and Mim Braithwaite School Mentor! The State Group Honorable Order of the - Over 80 girls participated in Go Girls! Air Care Services Blue Goose International Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds! - 71 New Volunteers were matched through Niagara Falls Big Brothers Big Sisters! Children involved with a mentor will be: Thank you to everyone who supported Niagara Falls - More likely to graduate from high school! Big Brothers Big Sisters! Your contribution reached - Less likely to abuse alcohol or drugs. over 220 children in 2008! - Less likely to rely on Social Assistance as Because every child in need of a Niagara Falls Big Brothers Big Sisters adults. 7150 Montrose Road, Unit 7 mentor, should have a mentor - More likely to attend a Post Secondary Institution! Niagara Falls, ON Mentoring Programs help children and youth Phone: 905-357-5454 in YOUR community reach more of their E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org potential! Web: www.niagarafallsmentors.org Niagara Falls Big Brothers Big Sisters Over 220 children participated in a mentoring program Volunteer Opportunities with Niagara Falls Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2008! Traditional Program—This is a match between a caring adult and a child in need of a mentor. We ask for a commitment of at least one year, and at least an hour per week of activities. Our commitment to the volunteer and the child is to strive towards ensuring that each 'match' is a compatible friendship, so that everyone including parents, I M PA C T F U L children, and volunteers are happy with the That’s the main word that comes relationships. to mind when describing the Colin and Meagan, pictured with benefits of Niagara Falls Big Veronica Loveless, were recipients In-School Mentoring—It’s not about homework! This Brothers Big Sisters mentoring of CIBC Youthvision scholarships. Shayne, not shown in photo, was Chris Alderson and Jenny Chang, from Alderson and Company, display their hardware. Tom and “Little Brother” Ron is a program that takes place at the child’s school, programs. Children and youth also a recipient. Congratulations! during the school year. The In-School with a mentor achieve more of mentor spends one hour per week during the school their potential. They’re more likely to complete high day doing fun activities of mutual interest with the school, and more likely to go on to attend a post youth in need of a mentor. We encourage secondary institution. Having a mentor means that employers to give employees the time during the children are less likely to abuse alcohol or drugs, and work day to volunteer…studies show that people less likely to ‘bully’ both at school and at home. That’s who volunteer perform better on the job! why Big Brothers Big Sisters programs are so important to our community, and more specifically, our children. Big Bunch—This program provides adult role models We provide caring volunteer mentors to hundreds of and the opportunity for positive peer interaction, in children every year. These are children a group setting, to children who have met eligibility criteria for the one-one match and are waiting for a H OW CAN YO U HE LP ? Tom receives Cliff Hall Alumni Veronica receives Growth award from Monte Solberg, award from Randy Williamson. Minister of Human Resources. suitable match to be made. Commitment is only 2- The key to Big Brothers Big Sisters making a difference 3 hours per month. in Niagara Falls starts with you. The individual, the volunteer, the donor, the caring corporation. That’s Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds—is a who helps Niagara Falls Big Brothers Big Sisters reach 2008 Big Brothers Big Sisters of mentoring program designed to encourage out to our community. Whether as sponsors, donors, participation in physical activity, healthy eating mentors, or volunteers, you are who can make a choices, and the development of a positive self- difference with the children and youth in Niagara Falls. Canada National Convention image, among girls aged 12 to 14. Check out our website to find the opportunity that most suits your time/budget. It was a great time to be involved with Niagara Falls Big A seven-session program, led by women mentors 18-25 years of age, Go Girls! incorporates fun, Brothers Big Sisters during the BBBSC awards ceremony educational games and activities to stimulate 2009/2010 Board of Directors Ron Bartleet—President Jay Newton held in July, 2008. The agency received a growth award for relationship building between the mentors and girls, and self-reflection and group discussions about John Riley—Vice President Dave Cockburn continuing to increase the number of children we are serving healthy living and emotional, social and cultural Kathleen Robbins—Secretary Cathy Hopkins Rob Greatrix—Treasurer Jamie Jocsak in our community. Tom Thornton, board member with issues. Tom Thornton Harriet Worden Niagara Falls Big Brothers Big Sisters, was honored for his Tim Bennett Melissa Fraone Other Opportunities—Why not consider joining our contributions to the Big Brothers Big Sisters movement with board of directors? We also have room on the Niagara Falls Big Brothers Big Sisters Staff Team the Cliff Hall Alumni Award, and Alderson and Company following committees: Tim Hortons Bowl For Kids Executive Director—Jon Braithwaite Sake, Golf For Kids Sake, Recruitment, Fundraising, Manager of Programs and Services—Veronica Loveless received a Medal of Excellence for their support of Niagara Risk Management. Regardless of the time you have Site Based Mentoring Coordinator—Sarah Van Leeuwen- Falls Big Brothers Big Sisters. to offer, we have an opportunity for you to make a Intake Coordinator—Anna Mae Vaccaro difference in the lives of children in our community. Fundraising Manager—Miranda Beam Nearly New Store Manager—Gussie Wylde