Cap-it International and Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS) have agreed to a partnership that will benefit the BBBS organizations in the 26 locations where there is a Cap-it franchise in B.C., Alberta, and Saskatchewan, including Abbotsford.
A yet-to-be-determined amount from the sale of various items sold at Cap-it will be donated to the closest BBBS branch in the franchisee communities.
Maureen Berlin, interim executive director of BBBS Fraser Valley, said the donation will benefit hundreds, if not thousands, of young people who are involved in one-to-one matches with adult mentors and in other BBBS programs.
Cap-it International founder Hank Funk and president Andrew Funk both reside in Abbotsford.
Hank has supported youth-oriented agencies over the years, including the Boys Brigade, a Scouts-like organization, where he served as a leader and mentor.
He said this helped him forge a closer relationship with his two sons, who joined him in the family business and are also passionate about helping young people find guidance and purpose.
“I believe in the power of youth mentoring. I have seen how young people can be transformed through their interaction with positive role models,” Hank said.