Giving Tuesday - NOLB Fund
You've all heard of Black Friday and Cyber Mondave you heard of Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday was created as a national day of giving to kick start the holiday season. This Giving Tuesday (December 1st), Scouts Canada is encouraging individuals to donate to the No One Left Behind program.
Developed in 2007, No One Left Behind (NOLB) helps to ensure, through fee subsidization, that every child has an opportunity to experience a local Scouts Canada program. The NOLB expanded in 2011 to fund after school programs, as well as uniforms and camps.
The program is aimed at children from families struggling with financial hardship all across Canada – so that they also get the chance to benefit from the values, skills and experiences offered through Scouting. The opportunity to belong to a group that teaches important life skills, self-esteem and community service has a huge impact on these youth.
NOLB is not intended to cover 100% of a child’s Scouting expenses. It was designed to help pay a portion of the membership fee, uniform, book or subsidize a weekend outing or a trip to summer camp.
There are very few organizations that offer affordable, quality programming for children and families like Scouts Canada does. NOLB offers youth adventures through physically challenging activities, an opportunity for self-development and the creation of positive self-esteem. This program aids us in alleviating barriers to participation and offers a true opportunity for all children to belong.