BIG, beautiful donation

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County often receives corporate support, and a recent gift was no different; but they were surprised, shocked and honoured to receive a substantial donation from Monat Canada.

The global, premium beauty products company made four donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the country this month for a total of $56,785.93. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is receiving $14,196.48.

This gift was made possible by Monat product sales, gear sales, MP Donations through its Giving Wall, and all of that was matched by Monat Canada, in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Go! Girls program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is especially grateful for this gift due to the difficult circumstances they are facing with COVID-19. Margie Grant-Walsh, executive director of the local organizations says, “We are so grateful for such a substantial donation particularly during such tough times. It is so wonderful that a company as large as MONAT appreciates the importance of providing essential services to young girls through our Go Girls! Program, particularly in a smaller community. Young people facing adversities are most vulnerable during COVID and this is one way to help them through this challenge. This company is obviously community minded from coast to coast.”

While Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is grateful for this donation, it wants to remind everyone that there are still more than 205 kids waiting for mentors.

Grant-Walsh adds, “We really need you to step up and volunteer to help and support our young people. We have a multitude of programs that you can engage in and do not require much time. You can even mentor from your sofa in our virtual programs. Just give us a call, it will enhance your life as well as the life of a child.” Some of the program include, Virtual Mentoring, In School Mentoring, Peer Mentoring in the high schools to Big G 55+ mentoring.

“Please consider donating your time to help ignite potential in children in Pictou County.”

Call 902-752-6260 to volunteer or visit

BIG, beautiful donation

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County welcomes donation from Monat Canada

From left are Margie Grant-Walsh, executive director, and Karen Vaughan, program manager, holding a cheque from Monat Canada. (Submitted photo)