Spring Cleaning: Tips & Tricks

After long months of cold wintry weather, the days are finally becoming sunny and bright. The beautiful cherry blossoms are blooming! For many people the change in season means spending more time outdoors, but for others this also means it’s time for some spring cleaning. To make life a little easier, we have compiled a few of our favourite internet tips and tricks for de-cluttering and creating space. Organize and Donate your Clothes The first and most obvious step to … Continue reading

Building Strength By Lifting Others Up

The gym was only a quarter full, but it felt packed thanks to the spirited energy and the heat from a few dozen little bodies. Music was blasting from the speakers and all the kids were facing one woman at the front. She was more into it than everyone else, a huge smile across her face, sweat on her brow. Watching her made the kids try harder; they dropped their inhibitions and put more of themselves into their moves. And … Continue reading

Give the Gift of Experience

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. After the sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday is a time to celebrate and encourage activities that support charities and non profits. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering time, helping a neighbour or spreading the word, GivingTuesday is a movement for everyone who wants to give something back. This year, BGCBigs is encouraging our friends, supporters, and followers to donate a few dollars to provide experiences for our community’s kids. New … Continue reading

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle!

Through convenient home pick up and donation bins across the city of Edmonton, BGCBigs is encouraging people to donate your gently used clothing and small household items for a great cause. Funds raised go directly to local program support. When donations are picked up from your doorstep or a drop-off bin, they are sold to Value Village stores, offering low income families inexpensive options, with profits going toward BGCBigs programs. The profit from the sale of donated items helps to … Continue reading

Adopt-A-Teen Has A Ripple Effect

Originally published in the Edmonton Sun on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Written by Cam Tait. By the very nature of its name — Adopt-A-Teen — is a campaign to make sure teenagers have something to open Christmas morning. There’s a ripple effect, however, that sheds hope and happiness for the entire family. Especially parents. I speak from my own experience from a young boy growing up in the west-end community of Lynnwood. Christmas morning was controlled chaos as my siblings … Continue reading