Ways to give
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.
Partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters and build your brand through cause-related marketing campaigns, program sponsorship, team-building event participation or growth development grants.
Inspire Awards Gala
Event Date: Friday, November 2nd, 2018 – Paul O’Regan Hall (Halifax Central Library)
The Inspire Awards Gala is a fundraising event to celebrate inspiring mentors throughout Greater Halifax, while rallying the financial support we need to expand our programs to meet the ever-growing need. Join us for a fun & entertaining evening, bid on wonderful live and silent auction packages, all while supporting a great cause.
Support this event by becoming a sponsor, donating an auction item or by purchasing tickets to attend.
Bowl For Kids Sake
Bowl For Kids Sake is our signature fundraising campaign, typically involving about 500 community members implementing a “peer-to-peer” method of gathering pledges. The campaign generates financial support from individual donors and corporate sponsors. Bowl For Kids Sake has a comprehensive media campaign, including radio, social media and a highly visited website used by participants to raise pledges
Golf For Kids Sake
2019 EVENT DATE: Announcing Soon
Our annual Golf for Kids Sake event is held at River Oaks Golf Club in beautiful Meagher’s Grant, Nova Scotia. Every June, golfers spend a day on the links having fun for a great cause. Proceeds support our youth mentoring programs.
The event is held in memory of retired Board Member and Golf for Kids Sake Chair, Ian MacKnight and Big Brother, Harry Gardiner – two great champions, on and off the golf course.
Run Your Own Event
“Third party” fundraisers are a great way to support a cause you believe in, by providing all of the resources (human and otherwise) to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. We have a very small team of fundraisers on staff who are responsible for a number of initiatives, so help from others is always welcomed!
A third party fundraiser means it is completely your event/activity. Big Brothers Big Sisters would have no fiduciary responsibility and little or no staff involvement in planning and implementation, however, we will provide support with promotion through our channels to help make it successful. Start brainstorming how you could help – think about the activities you enjoy and go from there. Here are some examples: A “something”-a-thon, raffles, auctions, parties, Video Game Fundraising Models – “something-for-kids-sake”.
Tribute & Memorial Gifts
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
Big Brothers Big Sisters greatly appreciates in-kind contributions from our partners.
Examples of in-kind donations can include:
- Event tickets, free activities/camps for youth
- Gift certificates to restaurants and retail locations
- Merchandise suitable for use as event prizes or auction items
- Business services (marketing, administrative, technology, consulting)