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.
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
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)