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October 27, 2017 5:03 pm

Teamwork Produces Fresh Look at BBBS Office

Sunday, June 18, 2017 @ 6:55 AM

United Way reps (in white), RBC volunteers (red) and BBBS Executive Director Tim Bennett (purple) prepare to paint on Saturday. Photos 250News

Prince George, B.C. – The offices of Big Brothers Big Sisters were in need of some freshening up and that’s what they got Saturday, thanks to the combined efforts of some volunteers from a city business and the United Way.

Tim Bennett, Executive Director of BBBS, says staff at the organization gave the facility a fresh coat of paint back in 2012 but it was time for another coat or two.  “In January we had a bit of an office flood and currently 50% of our office space is unusable so all of our staff has been cramped into this space.  So for us, for staff to be able to come back in on Monday and have a fresh, clean space is going to be something that’s going to be incredible for staff morale.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters was one of the founding organizations to occupy the Kinsmen building on Kinsmen Place when it opened in 1983-84.

RBC Financial Planner Jane McIntosh said six bank employees, plus little helper Maria (above right with mom), took advantage of the United Way of Northern BC’s Day of Caring program to volunteer to get the job done for the non-profit organization.  Professional painter Ryan Martinson also donated his time to help with the painting and provide useful tips.

Bennett and United Way of Northern BC CEO Roberta Squire had nothing but glowing praise and appreciation for the volunteers who donated their weekend time and effort to do the painting.

Big Brothers Bid Sisters provided the materials required for the job.



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