Third Donation to Local Chapter Helps Provide Lloydminster Children and Youth with Mentorship Opportunities
LLOYDMINSTER, AB – August 21, 2019 – Direct Energy and Direct Energy Regulated Services, were proud to announce a $2,500 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lloydminster this past weekend. This is the third donation in support of the local mentorship program, for a total of $9,500 contributed since August 2018. The cheque was presented following the pancake breakfast on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at the Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition, where all proceeds went directly to Big Brother Big Sisters. Direct Energy and Direct Energy Regulated Services also returned as sponsors of Denham’s Ram Tough CPCA Finals and provided complimentary treats to families attending the races.
Direct Energy and Direct Energy Regulated Services are committed to directing energy to what matters to Albertans, especially supporting children and families facing adversity. This donation will directly support important mentorship programs that provide local children and youth with strong and enduring relationships, experiences, and opportunities.
“Direct Energy and Direct Energy Regulated Services believe in the positive and lasting influence mentorship and guidance has on shaping the leaders of tomorrow,” said Gary Newcombe, Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs Canada, Direct Energy. “We are so proud to be a part of the Lloydminster community and to have the opportunity to help Alberta children develop the confidence and self-esteem that will help them reach their fullest potential.”
“We're incredibly grateful for Direct Energy and Direct Energy Related Services continued support of our work in Lloydminster,” said Brenda Robinson, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lloydminster. “These dollars make a significant difference in our ability to provide mentor programing to youth in the community”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lloydminster changes the lives of at-risk youth who face adversities such as mental health issues, family violence, identity issues, or poor living conditions by creating individual and group mentoring relationships. The mentorship programs connect children and youth with mentors who serve as consistent figures in their lives, along with providing safe, non-judgmental environments that mentees feel comfortable participating in. With the proper guidance and support, these mentorship relationships allow children and youth to build their confidence and achieve brighter futures.
For more information on Direct Energy and Direct Energy Regulated Services, please visit www.directenergy.ca and www.directenergyregulatedservices.com. For more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lloydminster and the valuable work they are doing in the Lloydminster community, please visit www.lloydminster.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.
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