WHEREAS, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County is an important community organization committed to helping children and youth reach their full potential by matching them with caring, volunteer mentors; and
WHEREAS, we believe that by changing the course of young lives we can in turn be changing the course of a community’s future. That it could lead to a reduction in poverty and unemployment; to safer schools and neighbourhoods; or to a renewed optimism for growth; and
WHEREAS, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County relies heavily on the strength and dedication of its volunteers who, through their commitment and support, make a profound difference in the lives of children and youth in our community; and
WHEREAS, the agency’s goal is to expand its recruitment drive in order to serve more children and youth in our community;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Toby Randell, Mayor of the Town of Carleton Place, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM September, 2023 as Big Brother Big Sister Month. I encourage everyone to Volunteer or Donate by visiting lanark.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca and learn more about how you can get involved in giving young people the confidence to achieve more.