On Saturday, May 5th, 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.
In the modern world of non-profits, there are a variety of choices for how to raise funds. While traditional or “offline” methods are still important, the rise of online fundraising platforms has opened up a whole new world of fundraising possibilities! We have put together some of the main benefits for why we think using an online platform is the way forward. Here are our 4 main perks summarized just for you: Extended Reach: Raising pledges online allows you to surpass geographical limitations. You can use your email and multiple social media channels to spread the word about your event
On February 24th, North Vancouver’s Griffins Boxing and Fitness rolled out the red carpet for their 12th Annual Evening at Ringside event, a VIP boxing gala benefitting Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver where guests enjoyed a VIP reception with cocktails and canapés, and participated in auctions and raffles all while watching a live Olympic-style boxing tournament. Griffins owner Dave Brett believes strongly in the power of mentorship both inside and outside of the ring: “We’re not a regular boxing gym, we’re a community; mentorship and mutual respect is what makes our communities strong. That’s just as true inside our facility as
At Big Brothers we are focused on enhancing the well-being of the children/youth in our programs, and our communities as a whole. Healthy snacks in particular are an important step toward living a healthy lifestyle. You can show your Little how making small decisions can make a big difference. Leading by example, we encourage you to explore some of these easy ways to opt for healthier everyday choices, and healthy activities.
Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver (BBGV), Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver Foundation (BBGVF), and Big Brothers Clothing Donation (RCF) are pleased to announce the addition of five new members to the Board of Directors: Alex Elson, Fred Haiderzada, Steven Joe, Sashia Leung, and Harry Pokrandt. We thank the following departing Directors for their leadership through their tenures on their respective Boards: Rich Holt, Alexandra Wong, Indira Doman, and Thomas Wills. We also congratulate Trevor O’Reilly for his move from the BBGV Board to the BBGVF Board, and to Mark Quinlan for his move to the RCF Board as Treasurer. Learn
Each month we recognize some of our generous supporters for helping children and youth through mentorship. A BIG thanks goes to our December and January major donors (in alphabetical order):
Each month we recognize some of our generous supporters for helping children and youth through mentorship (in alphabetical order):
In case you missed it in your mailbox, you can read our latest newsletter, BIG News, in PDF format below. We love sharing stories of how your hard work and support as donors and volunteers are making a difference in the lives of local children.