A great return on your investment can be even greater!
Canadian Western Bank will once again be offering The Greater Interest GIC in support of Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver this Fall. For every dollar invested from September 1st to October 29th, CWB will make a corporate donation to help facilitate youth mentorships and, wow, the numbers add up quickly. CWB donated over $355,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across Western Canada last year alone – in the past seven years, they’ve donated over $1.60 million!
We wouldn’t be able to do what we do at Big Brothers without the generous support of our funders, donors, sponsors and volunteers. We sincerely thank our following partners for their recent contributions to our organization.
For two weeks starting Monday June 29th, darelle is running the #DriveTo25 fundraising initiative in order to introduce their new online marketplace. Since giving back is such a huge part of darelle, they’re kicking things off by donating $25,000 to the charities that their community of users recommend.
darelle will donate $1 dollar for every new user of their site to the eligible charity of your choice (yup, that includes Big Brothers!).
Throughout the month of May almost four thousand yogis from across the country participated in the Grow Your Yoga challenge this year, bending over backward to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies. The campaign “Grow Your Yoga” featured special karma classes, silent auctions, and more, raising $138,500 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada. In addition to this incredible contribution, local studios hosted free classes for Big and Little Brothers to attend. Moksha Yoga Burnaby raised $6,150 and Moksha Yoga East Vancouver raised $4,451!
Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, The Avengers – Iron Man, Hulk, and more, and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena experience, coming to Vancouver.
The best part is, Little Brothers – YOU could win a chance to run a Marvel Universe obstacle course before the show on June 18th (5-6pm) with a Marvel Universe LIVE! superhero, a media personality AND your Big Brother! If that wasn’t enough, after the obstacle course, you’ll get to watch your new friends in the Marvel Universe LIVE! show at the PNE!
You’ll definitely feel the energy with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more. It’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever. Join Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
HOW TO ENTER TO WIN the chance to complete the Marvel Universe LIVE! obstacle course, and tickets to the live show:
Draw a picture that shows why you think your Big Brother is a superhero
Email a scan of the picture or mail your picture in to Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver at email@example.com or 102-1193 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, V5V 3C9
Get your picture in before June 12th, 2015. This contest is only open to Little Brothers.
The top four submissions (one submission per match) will win:
The opportunity to run the obstacle course with a Marvel Universe superhero and media personality
4 tickets to the Marvel Universe LIVE! show at 7pm (2 for the Big and Little Brother and 2 extra for family or friends)
All friends and family are welcome to join and watch the obstacle course portion of the evening (5-6pm at the PNE)
Welcome to the newly designed, user-friendly virtual home of Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. This new website was developed with one goal in mind – make it easier for all of our friends in the community to find what they’re looking for. Whether you are visiting to sign up to become a volunteer, give a gift, donate clothing, participate in an event or just to learn more, the new bigbrothersvancouver.com lets you browse through the site with ease.
Some exciting new features on the website include:
Don’t forget to save the date on Sunday May 3, 2015 for the annual IKEA + Big Brothers Spring Clean Up Event. Donate two large bags of clothes and receive a coupon for $30 off your next purchase of $150 or more.
Join the Big Brothers Ambassadors Committee for a fun night out at Doolin’s Irish Pub in Downtown Vancouver on March 26th, 2015. The evening starts at 6pm and tickets ($20) will get you a Doolin’s Ale or Budweiser and a beef or veggie burger.
Choirs and musical acts are invited to interpret I Thank You—a song written to honor the unique and transformative relationship between a mentor and their mentee—and capture that interpretation on video.
When it comes to hard dollar returns, few investments equal a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters, according to a new study from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Every dollar invested in Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring generates $18 in social return on investment.