Christmas Throwback – Local Company’s Spirit of Giving

Custom design firm California Closets has been donating to BGCBigs for the past five years. Jennifer VanTeeling the Sales Manager for the company was a Boys & Girls Club staff member while she was going to university. “When I was looking for work after university and after I left the Club, I still wanted to be able to help people. In my job with California Closets we help individuals and companies get more organized and that has an impact on … Continue reading

Radio Station + Invested Community Member = New Sporting Equipment for Our Kids

Listening to the Jason Gregor Show on TSN1260 a couple of weeks ago, the boyfriend of one of our Africa Centre Club Staff became inspired.  Jason announced that he wanted to help the local community in some way and invited listeners to call or email with potential opportunities. Ryan and our staffer, Sam, connected with Jason and momentum built for what became an incredibly generous and important gift to our community’s kid. In her role as Summer Programs Coordinator for … Continue reading

Every Penny Counts!

A former Big Sister sent us this email some time ago and we wanted to share again…so sweet! “Hi,I just wanted to pass along a cute story. My daughter and two of her friends had a lemonade stand on Saturday (they’re 6). When they started making money there was a discussion (between the kids – no adults suggested this) about sharing the profits with a charity. They talked about it and made a decision to send one fourth of the … Continue reading

Community Connection 2013

On Friday, June 7th, we hosted a great group of 8 Astrazeneca Volunteers at the McCauley Club for their Annual Community Connection Day. They were asked to help with a landscaping project on the West side of the building. AstraZeneca contributed to the cost of project and some of the materials were kindly donated. They laid new sod along the sidewalk developed a large flowerbed along the west perimeter of the building and around the large tree. The days included … Continue reading