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Our mission is to raise funds for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Montreal. To do this, the Foundation conducts various collection activities.
Funds raised enable the Association to develop programs and assist youth in need of a significant model in their lives.
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Foundation Big Brothers Big Sisters of Montreal was established in 1998 to raise funds for the Association to support them in their daily activities.
In 1998, our foundation in agreement with the Value Village developed the first clothing collection containers. The project exceeded all expectations : 9 months later, it was profitable!
Today nearly 90% of Value Village partners use this method for clothing collection.
5 years ago we have centralized our operations under one roof by renting a warehouse of 10,000 square feet in Montreal North. This has allowed us to be better organized and have a better control over the goods.
In early 2010, we innovated again with the installation of semi-underground containers adapted for the clothing collection.
We are currently the first and only clothing collection Foundation to use this kind of containers in North America.
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The board of director of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation of Montreal is composed of the following members :
Terry Faulconbridge, Chairperson
ChairpersonC.O.O. Pannizza Restaurants Inc.
Alain Thibaudeau, Vice-Chairperson
Bertrand Pichette, Director
Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation of Montreal is overseen by :
Jean Laberge, Executive Director
Sylvain Simard, Director- Operations
Sylvain Chaleteix, Communication and Marketing Manager
Jacques Hébert, Business Development Manager
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- Facts & figuresOpen or Close
In Montréal :
7000 children reached in 2013
163 collection containers installed
57 million pounds of clothing treated since 1998
$ 4,000,000 royalty provided to Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Montreal since 1998
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