Local Business Provides 60 Bikes and Helmets to Children and Youth

Windsor, On – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor Essex is excited to announce that on Saturday June 2nd at 11:00 am, 60 children from one of 7 youth mentoring programs received a new bike and helmet from Waste Connections of Canada Inc.

This donation was made possible through an annual fundraiser held by Waste Connections of Canada Inc.’s Windsor staff called the Christmas Promise Bike Build.

“It’s great to be back for a second year to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor Essex organization,”  said Steve McArthur, District Manager at Waste Connections of Canada.  “It was amazing to see how happy and excited the kids were last year and to be able to come back this year with almost twice as many bikes is unbelievable.  I can’t thank our employees, suppliers and customers enough for allowing us to raise enough money to purchase 60 bikes and helmets for the children who are involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor Essex organization.”

As the leading child and youth mentoring organization in Windsor Essex, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens. Changing the course of these young lives can in turn change our community’s future!

“We are so grateful to Waste Connections of Canada for once again this year, choosing our organization and providing such a valuable gift to some of our children and youth,” said Becky Parent, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor Essex said.  “As Spring is finally here and summer approaches, our children and youth will be able to enjoy this healthy, outdoor activity and increase their sense of independence and self-confidence. This generosity will have a lasting impact on our children and youth”.

Partnerships with organizations like Waste Connections of Canada Inc. help Big Brothers Big Sisters provide opportunities to children that they might not be able to experience otherwise. There are many opportunities for companies to get involved. They rely on the generosity and support of corporate sponsors, community partners, and individuals to help provide the funding and volunteers needed to run their mentoring programs and services.

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