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

BGCBigs Family Holiday Party

Oh the Holiday Season! It’s one of our favourite times of year. We’re so lucky to get to throw all of our kids and families and volunteers a Holiday Party with help from the most amazing partners! On December 7 we had over 1500  kids, families, and volunteers join us at Northlands (that’s more than we’ve ever hard!). There was cookie decorating, card making, Twister playing, photo taking, turkey eating, magic watching, entertainment enjoying, and dance competing. And of course … Continue reading

The Importance of a Smile

We are so fortunate to receive donations of tickets to events around Edmonton for our kids, families, and volunteers. They come from a multitude of individuals and companies and they can be a fun night out for Big-Little match or an opportunity for a parent to spoil their child. The other day, we heard from a Mom about the amazing experience she and her son had at the Oilers VS Devils game on November 21 (tickets to which were donated … Continue reading

Dinner & Auction In Support Of Children

If you know anything about BGCBigs you probably know that children and families are at the core of everything we do. From our programs, to our events, to our fundraising, we want to helps kids do better, and provide opportunities for families to be together. So it makes sense that we are always thrilled when our community donates silent and live auction items that families can use together. Last year at our Lobster Lovers Gala, the Edmonton Valley Zoo did … Continue reading