Each spring, COBS Bread and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada host a joint campaign to raise funds and awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the country. This year, COBS Bread has created a new limited-time scone flavour for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Strawberries & Cream. This year’s scone fundraising weekend is on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 where COBS will be donating 50¢ from every scone sold to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
“It has been a pleasure to increase our involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters over the past three and a half years. We continue to be impressed with the care and dedication shown by the organization’s volunteers and staff, and look forward to many more years of this beneficial relationship,” says Michelle Duck, Marketing Manager of COBS Bread.
Each of the 123 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies depends on donations to help recruit volunteers and reach more children. Funding received from companies like COBS is used to conduct background checks on volunteers to ensure child safety and provide ongoing support for children, families and volunteers to build long-lasting relationships.
“COBS Bread has raised more than $95,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters since 2009, which has allowed agencies across the country to provide many children with the support of a mentor. In addition, COBS has raised awareness of the urgent need for more Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers. COBS’ in-store campaigns have inspired many men and women to volunteer their time to provide encouragement and support to a young person in need in their community. We are so grateful for COBS’ support of mentoring,” says Justine Greene, Executive Director of Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland.
The limited edition Strawberries and Cream Scone is full of strawberry pieces and has strawberry cream cheese folded throughout and is topped with a decadent cream cheese icing. It is only available until May 16, so make sure you get it before it is gone! To find your closest COBS Bread location in Vancouver, click here.