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MidlandToday, readers and local businesses donate $1,675 to Big Brothers Big Sisters

Thanks to your contributions, we’re helping local youth have the best summer ever
Rick Gordon presents Haylie Taylor, Fundraising and Community Development Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Simcoe North, with a cheque for $1,675.

Summer is meant to be a fun time for kids.

But without services provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters, some youth in our community may not have the opportunity to engage in mentorship programs that are crucial for youth development.

With this in mind, MidlandToday embarked on a campaign to raise much-needed funds for our local Big Brothers Big Sisters branch with an online fundraising drive - and we asked you, our loyal readers, to help us.

The online fundraiser was simple. MidlandToday pledged to match community donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters made through our online pop-up store. 

But that’s not all.

We were able to leverage the power of our community to make the donations even bigger by asking our local business partners to match our donation.

Midland Home Hardware and Templeton Windows and Doors answered the call.

With their support, and yours, every dollar donated through our pop-up store was matched with all proceeds going to our local Big Brothers Big Sisters.

In Midland, the generosity of our readers and advertisers translated into a donation of $1,675 for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Thank you for helping us to strengthen our community and make this the best summer ever for local youth here in Midland.