Vancouver, BC, November 5, 2014 – With the holidays just around the corner, many are beginning to think about the spirit of giving and volunteering in their community. The opportunities in the city are endless: soup kitchens, food banks, environmental clean ups and more. But one Vancouver-based charity encourages volunteers to give back in a unique way; by having fun and leading by example.
Donating clothes to charities like Big Brothers Big Sisters, help support mentoring programs and ensure children are matched with caring adult role models. With the recent launch of an attended clothing donation station, located just off Langley By-Pass and 200th, dropping off clothing donations to a bin is now easier and more convenient than ever.
Vancouver, BC, September 29, 2014 – Celebrations were held in the Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver office in the past week when the agency reached 1,000 children served this year, a milestone that the agency has never reached before.
Vancouver, BC, April 16, 2014 – Shaune and Obinna, a pair by matched with the Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver program, have dedicated the coming year to random acts of kindness.
Vancouver, BC, March 24, 2014 – Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and the Muslim Food Bank Society ASPIRE Program recently partnered to develop a mentoring program specific to the Muslim community. Very similar to the original Big Brothers program which matches at-risk boys with positive adult male role models, the program has been modified slightly to better suit the needs of the Muslim community in Surrey.
Vancouver, BC, February 27, 2014 – The Scotiabank Bowl for Big Brothers Classic is taking place March through April at Lower Mainland bowling centres. Raising funds to help local at-risk children, the event is an excellent opportunity for the community to have a good time while making a difference. Corporate, family and friend teams are encouraged to sign up for this fun focused non-competitive event.
Vancouver, BC, January 30, 2014 – While 45 local boys in the Tri-Cities stand to benefit from a group program offered by Big Brothers, they may never see the program come to fruition due to a simple lack of volunteers.
Vancouver, BC, January 28, 2014 – On Saturday morning at Seymour Mountain, a group of Little Brothers from the Big Brothers mentoring program smashed a monster clad piñata symbolizing the lengthy waitlist of other local boys waiting for Big Brothers.
Vancouver, BC, January 20, 2014 – With their waitlist for Big Brothers currently totaling 64 and growing daily, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver regards the waitlist as a monster which they are trying to shrink via a social media campaign.
Vancouver, BC, January 15, 2014 – With 11 boys on a waitlist and another 18 waiting to just get on the official waitlist in Surrey, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver is desperate for 29 local men to volunteer as Big Brothers. In fact, the child who has been waiting the longest has been doing so since December 2012, leading Big Brothers’ staff to call the volunteer shortage a crisis.