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.
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.
It is officially spring, and yet, the rain keeps pouring down! Even though you’d rather be outside, make the best of the wet weather and use this time to organize your closet. Bring some sunshine into your home, and check out these five ways you can have fun while de-cluttering.
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
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):
If you have a habit of spending hours deciding whether to keep an old sweater or set of cutlery, we hear you! At the beginning of your clean, make a commitment to get rid of one (or two or three) garbage bags or boxes full of stuff you don’t need. Use a general set of rules to help with decision-making. For example, the item goes into the bag or box if: It has not been used in over 18 months It doesn’t bring you joy (check out this article on KonMari de-cluttering) The only reason you still have it, is that
Seasonal items can be stored in containers and put in closets, under beds, in storage, or the garage. This out-of-sight, out-of-mind tip will help staying organized throughout the year much easier. If you’re organized year-round, you’ll have less to clean up come next winter! Some items you can store in seasonal bins include: Spring/Summer – swimsuits, beach buckets and toys, beach towels – even bug spray and sunscreen Fall/Winter – mittens and gloves, snow-sport clothing, hats, scarves, winter coats, yarn Holidays – Decor, tree ornaments, wrapping paper, bows, cards, lights To save even more space, try storing your clothing in vacuum storage