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.
Donate Clothes and Household Items
The Big Smiles Collection Crew established in 2007 works directly with and supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg.
The Collection Crew are on the road daily picking up your clothing donations and small household donation items. Through our partnership with Value Village, these items are delivered, sorted and available in stores. It’s the funds generated from these sales that go directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg to help them with their vision ‘a mentor for every child’ Registration can be done easily online or by called (204) 943-5437 (KIDS)
Bowl For Kids Sake
Bowl for Kids Sake is a premiere nation-wide fundraising event. In 2020 this will be a virtual event due to Covid-19 but your help is needed now more than ever. Individuals can participate easily from their own home. Young people are experiencing increased social isolation with school closures, and our programs have been adapted to ensure they can still benefit from the power of mentoring. Please see the event page for more details!
Did you know that you can donate the proceeds of the sale of your used car to us? Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg is proud to be partnered with Associated Auto Auction Ltd. and Adesa Winnipeg for BIG TOW. Children in Winnipeg will benefit from your generous donation! Your car donation will help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg maintain and grow its mentoring services. Also, it is an easy, hassle free way of disposing of your vehicle. We will take care of coordinating the pickup of your vehicle and its disposal, whether it is recycled or auctioned.
Big Birthday & Big Wedding Program
Did you know that you can donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg for special occasions? Big Brothers Big Sisters will provide you with beautiful place cards to give your wedding guests a note that a donation has been made in lieu of a party favour. When it comes to birthday parties for children, if you direct guest to make a donation in lieu of a gift you can also participate in the Goodie Bag program. We will prepare special goodie bags for you to give to all the kids at your party! For more details on each of these options download the handout.
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 of Winnipeg 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
Big Brothers Big Sisters relies 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)
- Event tickets
- Gift certificates
- Non-perishable food items
- Activity Supplies (craft supplies, games)