VANCOUVER, May 19 /CNW/ - Each spring, COBS and Big Brothers Big Sisters
host a joint Scone Campaign through which good friends, good food and
good fun are created:
Good Friends - COBS and Big Brothers Big Sisters partner up to nationally promote
the 'big' need for more Big Brother and Big Sister volunteer mentors.
Good Food - COBS and Big Brothers Big Sisters work together to develop a gourmet
scone that represents Big Brothers Big Sisters. This year's creation is
the delicious Apple & Butterscotch scone!
Good Fun - On the last weekend of the campaign, COBS celebrates by donating 50¢
from every scone sold to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Many bakery
locations are joined by Big and Little Brothers and Sisters and offer a
wide variety of activities and treats to the community. This year's
scone fundraising weekend is on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29.
COBS firmly believes that mentors can have a powerful influence on a
child's development and is proud to align itself with Big Brothers Big
Sisters. COBS places a high emphasis on learning and personal
development by supporting and challenging its people to reach their
"Working with Big Brothers Big Sisters over the last few years has been
an eye opening experience. We have seen firsthand the positive impact a
Big Brother or a Big Sister can have on a Little" says Elise Gillespie,
Vice President of COBS Bread.
Each of the 128 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies depends on donations
to help recruit volunteers and reach more children. Funding received
from caring 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.
In just the third year of this partnership, COBS hopes to raise more
than $50,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across Canada.
"COBS Bread has raised $31,800 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 Shannon Newman-Bennett, Executive Director of Big
Sisters of BC Lower Mainland.
About COBS Bread
COBS Bread is part of the world's most successful franchise bakery
network - Bakers Delight - an Australian-owned company. Bakers Delight
has been in operation for more than 30 years and has more than 700
bakeries across Australia, New Zealand and Canada where the company
operates as COBS Bread. All of COBS' baked goods are made on the same
day they are sold ensuring that everything is fresh and delightful. Any
unsold items are donated daily to various local charities and food
For more information, please visit www.cobsbread.com.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the leading child and youth volunteer-based
mentoring organization in Canada. Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies
match children and youth with volunteer adult mentors who provide a
positive influence in lives of these Little Brothers and Sisters when
one is needed. Currently, more than 30,000 children are being served by
128 agencies in more than 1,000 communities across Canada.
For more information, please visit www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.
Photo 1 - Our delicious scone range, including our new Apple & Butterscotch
Photo 2 - Our Big Brothers Big Sisters representatives.
These are real matches located in Greater Vancouver. For more high
resolution photos please contact Michelle Duck, Marketing Manager for
COBS Bread at Michelle.Duck@cobsbread.com.
SOURCE COBS Bread
For further information:
Lisa Cloutier, Director of Operations
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
T: 604.873.4525 ext. 306
Ashlee King, Marketing and Communications Manager
Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver Foundation
T: 604.876.2447 ext. 242
Michelle Duck, Marketing Manager
COBS Bread (BD Canada Ltd)
T: 604 296 3511