Standing before 19 OCSB schools is a new, bright purple reminder of just how simple it is for us to support one another. To deepen our relationship with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ottawa we have installed 15 new bins at OCSB schools throughout the city.
Through our partnership with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ottawa, we hope to help them reach their goal of collecting 300,000 lbs of clothing by the end of 2017. What makes these clothing donation bins so special is that they raise funds for mentorship programs for Canadian youth. These mentorship programs improve the mental health, employment opportunities and civic engagement of youth at risk right here in our city.
Needless to say, there was no questioning why we were all smiles as we celebrated the ribbon cutting of the new clothing donation bin before St. Joseph High School.