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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Big Brothers, Sisters Need Cash

Grey Bruce | by Robyn Garvey  

Hanover BBBS changing name, moving into new office and seeking municipal funds.

The Hanover and District Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization is looking for more help.

President Loretta Dunn has requested a 75 hundred dollar donation from Brockton.

There are currently 114 Little Brothers and Sisters in the organization -- with another 100 youth on the waiting list.

Brockton Mayor David Inglis says council will give serious consideration to the financial request, and vows to look hard to find the funding.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the organization.

Four decades ago -- a Big Brothers office was opened in Walkerton, and it later amalgamated with and moved to Hanover.

The new Big Brothers and Sisters office in Hanover has relocated to 540 10th Street.

Dunn says the move was necessary because the previous office space didn't comply with national standards.

The Organization is undergoing a name change from the Hanover and District Big Brother Big Sisters -- to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bruce Grey.

Dunn says the name change will better reflect the wide geographic area that they cover --- which is all of Bruce and Grey with the exception of Kincardine and Owen Sound.

Kincardine Council meanwhile says it will forgive the rental fee for the Big Brothers Big Sisters dinner and comedy show this fall.

The fundraiser is set for October 13th, featuring comedians from California.


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