April 21, 2021
We rely on donations from many generous people to fund our work at Blake Boultbee. Vicky Tsorlinis is a very special BBYOS supporter who has pledged to raise $25,000 in 2020-21 because she was moved by the story of one our clients. To date Vicky has raised more than $19,120 through a hand-written letter campaign, book sales and hand-crafted scarves for men and women.
Oct. 2, 2020
The Yellow Bus Foundation has been one of Blake Boultbee's most important sponsors over the past 10 years thanks in large part to their annual 100-hole golf marathon. That's right. 100 holes of golf in one very long and fun day. Rod Cohen, BBYOS Executive Director, participated in the marathon for the 10th year running. Thank you to the more than 120 friends and supporters of Blake Boultbee who donated a total of $25,000 on our behalf to the September 2018 Golf Marathon. The Yellow Bus Foundation raised more than $526,000 for several charities, including about $80,000 for BBYOS.
June 20, 2018
Over a couple weeks in June 2018 more than 50 volunteers totally transformed our little house on Blake Street. New paint, new carpets and kitchen flooring, new lighting, new artwork on the walls, rebuilt front porch, and a well equipped kitchen for our Boys and Girls Groups. The house where we serve the community has never looked so good. Best of all, our clients love the transformation - it makes them feel valued.
The In Our Backyard Revitalization Project was the brainchild of 5 amazing Riverdale women - Gillian Irving, Amy Halpenny, Anke Simpson, Tamara Stevenson-Grant and Rahat Pye. Together they raised $50,000 in a few short months and inspired 50 community volunteers to donate their time and skills to the project.
Check out the June 10, 2018 Global News article.