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$17,000 Raised for Local Mentoring at 2014 IKEA Tree Lot

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Above: Debbie and Maggie of United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton were two of 134 volunteers who helped to sell Christmas trees to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters during the 2014 holiday season.

December 24, 2014 - Proudly, $17,000 was raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters through the 2014 IKEA Tree Lot. Funds raised through this event will go directly towards our local mentoring programs and services in 2015.

We absolutely could not have achieved this fundraising goal without our army of 134 Tree Lot Volunteers. A BIG thank you is extended to all those who bundled up and volunteered their time to help staff the Tree Lot throughout November and December.

About the IKEA Tree Lot: For the fourth consecutive year, IKEA Burlington selected Big Brothers Big Sisters as the beneficiary of their Tree Lot sales. Partial proceeds from every tree sold and full proceeds from each tree bag sold were donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters. In exchange, Big Brothers Big Sisters and its volunteers staffed the Tree Lot during the holiday season.

Get involved: Sign up to be a special event volunteer, and we'll be in touch soon with upcoming opportunities. Click here ...

A special thanks to IKEA for their support!

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We currently are incurring a long waitlist, and are in need of volunteer mentors.

  • Are you 18 years of age or older?
  • Are you interested in positively benefitting the life of a child?
  • Do you have 2-3 hours a week to dedicate to a rewarding friendship?

Click here to apply to be a mentor today!