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Khloe’s story: With Joy comes laughter

Young Khloe met her Big Sister Joy a year ago. It didn’t take long before they became fast friends – baking, playing Barbies together, picnicking and sharing dreams of the future.

Laughter abounds.

To promote social inclusion and empowerment, the pair love to bake treats to share with Khloe’s classmates.

Their focus on being kind and grateful positively impacts mental wellness, especially their Happy Thoughts Jar.

At the end of the school year, they will open it to remind themselves what made them happy the past year.

School staff comment on how Khloe lights up when speaking about Joy, who is grateful for the opportunity to be part of Khloe’s life.

This kind of transformation and support, possible through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John, is empowered by United Way donors.