VANCOUVER, BC – Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver has temporarily removed all of its 180 clothing bins across the Lower Mainland in order to re-evaluate their design and make any recommended improvements. For the organization, clothing donations, both home pick up and bin collections, account for over 50% of the funding needed to run the essential mentoring programs. Removal of the bins means that the organization anticipates losing $500,000 annually, a significant amount and critical funding used to support the mentorship programs. Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver provides one-on-one mentorship and group programs for over 1,200 children and youth each
On Saturday, March 3rd, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver trucks will be at IKEA Coquitlam and IKEA Richmond for the Spring Clean Up Event! Customers are welcome to stop by with clothing donations anytime between 11-3pm! Look for the Big Brothers truck inside the parking lot.
On Saturday, December 16th, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver trucks will be at IKEA Coquitlam and IKEA Richmond for the store’s brand new Holiday clean-up event! We are expanding the Spring Cleaning event to another part of the year! Customers are welcome to stop by with clothing donations anytime between 11-3pm! Look for the Big Brothers truck inside the parking lot.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Purple Basketball Nets Make Heartfelt Point For Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver VANCOUVER, BC — As excitement for March Madness ramps up, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver is launching the Purple Net Project; an initiative that connects Big and Little Brothers through basketball. Based on a symbolic connection between basketball hoops without nets and kids without positive role models, the campaign raises awareness for Big Brothers’ need of volunteers in Greater Vancouver. In total, 100 nets will be hung across various communities, one net for each child who is waiting for a Big Brother. Those who step
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE B2GOLD BIG BROTHERS GOLF CLASSIC RAISES $365,000 FOR COMMUNITY CHILD/YOUTH MENTORING PROGRAMS Vancouver, BC (September 30, 2016): The B2Gold Big Brothers Golf Classic took place on Monday, September 26th at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, raising $365,000 for Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver (BBGV)’s mentoring programs for children. The annual tournament is organized by BBGV and made possible through the Title Sponsorship of B2Gold Corp., a Vancouver based gold producer and long-time philanthropic partner of BBGV. Over the last 20 years, B2Gold Corp. has contributed over $400,000 in support of the cause. B2Gold, the fastest growing
On Sunday, June 5, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver trucks will be at IKEA Coquitlam and IKEA Richmond for the store’s annual Spring Cleaning event. Customers are welcome to stop by with clothing donations anytime between 12-4pm! Look for the Big Brothers truck inside the parking lot.
In May, a group of local high school students completed Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver (BBGV) and Red Fox Healthy Living Society (RFHLS)’s Youth Leadership and In-School Mentoring Program, an innovative partnership in employment, leadership and mentorship training for Aboriginal and Inner City youth in Greater Vancouver. The BC Ministry of Education’s latest data reports that the high school completion rate for Aboriginal students is 20% lower than the overall rate, while data from BC Stats shows that in 2012 nearly twice as many Aboriginal youth were unemployed when compared to non-Aboriginal youth. The BBGV/RFHLS joint program is focused on helping youth
VANCOUVER, January 29, 2016 – Canadian Western Bank (CWB) is pleased to donate $421,414 to Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) agencies across Western Canada thanks to its The Greater Interest GIC®. The 2015 campaign marked CWB’s eighth year offering this unique investment product through which CWB has donated more than $2 million to children’s charities since 2008. “We’re very proud to offer a product that benefits both our clients and our communities,” said Keith Hughes, CWB’s senior vice president of business and personal banking. “It’s important to us that we provide relevant products that meet the needs of our clients,
VANCOUVER, BC, May 1, 2015 – Today Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver was granted Accreditation for having successfully met the review standards outlined by the national governing body, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC). To continually ensure maximum child safety and the pursuit of organizational excellence Big Brothers Big Sisters review process for its member agencies has been in existence for more than twenty-five years. The national Accreditation program is conducted by professionally trained reviewers who must complete Accreditation training given by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. The Accreditation certificate is granted upon approval of agency practices in the
VANCOUVER, BC, May 5, 2015 – There has never been a greater need for responsible and civic-minded people to come forward and volunteer their time with children in our communities. Spending a few hours a week mentoring a child brings many personal rewards, as well as a hugely positive contribution to a child’s life. Unfortunately there are hundreds of children across the Lower Mainland who are still waiting for a mentor. Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver has launched a campaign to help reduce that wait time. Mentoring is central to anyone’s professional and personal success and it’s vital that boys