Mr. Lube is the Presenting Sponsor of Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver’s largest fundraising event, The Scotiabank Bowl for Big Brothers Classic, Presented by Mr. Lube. Mr. Lube has supported this campaign and the agency’s mission since 1995. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Lube has contributed almost half a million dollars in support of Big Brothers. To celebrate their dedication to our cause, Big Brothers has named an award after Mr. Lube – The Mr. Lube Big Boost Award – which his awarded to the bowling team with the most team growth from one year to the next.
The funds raised through The Scotiabank Bowl for Big Brothers Classic, Presented by Mr. Lube addresses the needs of at-risk children by helping Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver maintain high program standards, recruit and train urgently needed Volunteer mentors, and maintain the quality of our staff Mentoring Coordinators who oversee and monitor mentoring matches.
The mission of BBGV is to enhance children’s social and emotional development by delivering and advocating for the highest quality, prevention-based mentoring programs.
BBGV addresses the need for positive role models in the lives of children at-risk due to family structure, income level, and being newly immigrated. In Greater Vancouver, 23.7% of families with children are single parent homes, many female-led. Only 30% of children from single parent homes see their fathers weekly and 15% never do at all. The average single mother with 2 children falls below the poverty line, and just over 12% of single parent families receive income assistance. There are 40,000 new immigrants in British Columbia per year, and 60% of K-12 students speak a different language at home.
We are sincerely grateful for the support we have received from Mr. Lube. Their sponsorship and unparalleled support takes us one step closer to putting a mentor into the life of every child who needs one.