Move for Mentoring
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and Area
Welcome to Move for Mentoring- in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and presented by The Bottle Depot. We hope you will join us in "Exercising the right of all children to reach their potential"! In response to COVID-19, we have creatively transitioned our signature event, Bowl for Kids' Sake, to this virtual fundraiser. While we are working hard at staying healthy by social distancing, we may find ourselves going a little stir-crazy, this event will help. We encourage everyone to get up and MOVE! Participants will challenge themselves (and each other) to be active and in doing so raise pledges in support of children and youth. Your friends and family get you moving, you stay healthy and you take comfort in knowing that you helped others when our community faced the challenge of COVID-19.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP!
During this time of social distancing, it is more important than ever that we protect and support meaningful mentoring relationships for young people in Victoria. We are committed to continuing our work and finding new ways to deliver life changing, developmental relationships that foster resilience in the face of adversity. We know that exposure at a young age to adversities like trauma, mental health, abuse and loss of a parent can negatively affect the developing brains and bodies of children and youth. Safe and caring relationships are a powerful force in combating these negative effects. This is why Big Brothers Big Sisters is working hard to keep all of our matches connected virtually, as well as create new online matches between volunteers and children in the community. Our organization serves just over 600 children and youth annually and another 132 children are currently waiting for a mentor. Help us close the gap between children waiting and children served through our mentoring programs. All proceeds from Move for Mentoring will support local youth and with your help we will exercise the right of all children to reach their potential.
WHEN IS MOVE FOR MENTORING?
Move for Mentoring will run from May 1st to June 30th, with an online AUCTION taking place at the end of the campaign!
SO LET’S GET A MOVE ON! JUST 5 EASY STEPS!
1. SIGN UP
Register an INDIVIDUAL! It is super simple to sign up for our Move for Mentoring Challenge! Just create your individual fundraising page to get started! You can also register your family in your household under one page so you can all get moving together!
Register a TEAM! The more, the merrier! Grab a friend or two or ten and all agree to complete the same Move for Mentoring Challenge (please note this is still a solo campaign, and challenges should be done in accordance with social distancing protocol)!
2. SET YOUR GOAL
All you need to do is select your favourite way to stay active. Need some inspiration? Take a look at the Move for Mentoring ideas below. Make sure you tell your supporters what you have chosen as your challenge on your donation page.
3. RAISE PLEDGES FOR A GREAT CAUSE
Tell all your friends, family or co-workers about your challenge! They will have 2 whole months to contribute.
4. BRAG ABOUT IT!
Post a pic or share a video of your Move for Mentoring journey.
5. DROP AND GIVE ME 100!
Now it is time to Move for Mentoring! All participants and teams will fulfill their Move for Mentoring commitment and show your donors you are true to your word! They will complete their physical challenge when they reach certain fundraising milestones, as well as do a final workout on June 30th!
NEED SOME INSPO? HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE MOVE FOR MENTORING IDEAS:
THE DANCING QUEEN: I commit to having a one-minute dance party for every $10 I raise for BBBSV!
THE PENNY PUSHER: I commit to doing one push-up for every $1 I raise for BBBSV!
THE CASH CRUNCHER: I commit doing one crunch for every $1 I raise for BBBSV!
THE PEDALHEAD: I commit to biking 1km for every $1 I raise for BBBSV!
THE SHOW OFF: I commit to doing one hand-stand for every $1 I raise for BBBSV!
THE STAIRMASTER: I commit to climbing one flight of stairs for every $1 I raise for BBBSV!