Ways to Support/Events
Many young people struggle with societal barriers and face adversities such as mental health issues, family violence, identity issues or poor living conditions. Your donation will lead to healthy, thriving youth who can achieve more.
BECOME A BIG IGNITER
The Big Igniters committee is a passionate group of young professionals that support Big Brothers Big Sisters in three core areas:
- Develop funds for programming through the execution of 2 marquee events each year.
- Drive brand awareness of Big Brothers Big Sisters through supporting the agencies marketing and promotional strategy
- Assist in the recruitment of volunteers and mentors needed for programming through leveraging personal and professional networks.
Interested in joining the committee? Find out more by clicking below.
Run Your Own Event
These events are organized by you or your community group (e.g. school groups, unions, or corporations) to help raise funds necessary for Big Brothers Big Sisters to operate and ensure that every child gains the confidence to achieve more through a mentoring relationship.
An event can be any activity by a non-affiliated group or individual. Big Brothers Big Sisters has no fiduciary responsibility and little or no staff involvement, however, we will support you and your event as much as possible to help it be a success. Event examples include: A “something”-a-thon, Raffles, Auctions, Parties, Video Game Fundraising Models – “something-for-kids-sake”.
Tribute & Memorial Gifts
At the next special occasion, honour a friend, mentor, or family member with a gift in their honour. If a loved one has recently passed, you can also make a gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters in their memory.
Loved ones or their family will receive a personalized note of the donation made in their honour and a tax receipt will be sent to you. Make a gift in honour of someone special online or contact us
Leave a Legacy of Hope
The Leave a Legacy of Hope program encourages people to leave a gift through their will or another planned giving method to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
A member of our staff would be pleased to discuss with you directly the options for this program.
Big Brothers Big Sisters rely greatly on in-kind contributions from our partners. If you are considering an in-kind donation, please e-mail us.
Examples of in-kind donations can include:
- Business services (marketing, administrative, technology, consulting)
- Donation of local tickets to events
- Gift certificates to restaurants and retail chains