Thank you for your continuous support towards Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. Over the years, we have developed a strong clothing donation strategy to help us serve the community, not only through mentoring programs but to help the environment as well. We want to be able to provide a convenient way for people to donate their clothing. Community support and clothing donations to Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver help children across the Lower Mainland build strong, healthy relationships, which creates long-lasting change. In fact, clothing donations account for over 50% of the funding needed to run these essential mentoring programs.
Spend a thrilling evening ringside at the 13th annual Griffins Boxing & Fitness Gala: Vampire Ball on October 20th, where athletes, community supporters, and local celebrities will come together in support of Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver.
It can be tough being a kid – the uncertainty, the self-doubt. Every child deserves to have good role models but they aren’t all lucky enough to have one. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to fill that gap and become a role model for a child who needs one, here are five things you should know about the importance of mentoring, and how easy and fun it can be!
On Saturday, August 4th, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver trucks will be at IKEA Coquitlam and IKEA Richmond for the August Clean Up Event! Customers are welcome to stop by with clothing donations anytime between 11am-3pm! Look for the Big Brothers truck inside the parking lot. When you donate 2 large bags of clothing you will receive an IKEA coupon for $30 off your next purchase of $150 or more. Donated items must be suitable for resale and in working order. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept used electronics or furniture. The proceeds of the sale of donated items will
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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
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.