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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.
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