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The Perfect Match: Tim & Steven


For over 15 years, Big Brother Tim has been volunteering his time to help make youth lives brighter. Five years ago, 9-year old Steven was matched with Tim: “We got the call from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto that a match had been found for Steven. As soon as we were introduced to Tim and talked to him for a few minutes, I knew a great match had been made. Tim has a way of making you feel comfortable with his calm and welcoming personality,” say Steven’s mom Dana.

Dana acknowledges that as a single parent, you try your best, but having another person dedicating their time to your child gives them another perspective in life.

Tim’s incredible dedication and commitment have made a huge impact on Steven’s life. “Tim is always on time to meet or pick up Steven and he always goes the extra mile. He is a great example of a wonderful role model—he’s dependable, respectful, understanding and patient. These qualities leave quite an impression on a young boy’s mind. Tim has inspired Steven to be the best person he can be, just like Tim.”

Dana explains that if Steven had looked the world over, he couldn’t have found a better Big Brother than Tim. “They really are the perfect match.” 

“Each person is made up of different people and experiences they have had in their life. I guess you could call them parts of yourself. As a mother, I will always know that many of the very good parts Steven has added to his life memories come from the time he has spent with Tim.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto thanks Tim for his incredible commitment to mentoring children in our programs for over 15 years.


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