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#GivingTuesday – November 28, 2023

Nov 27, 2023


This #GivingTuesday, you choose how you give! Whether you give your time, a monetary donation, or physical gift, your support is so valuable to our future mentoring and club programming.

All of you—each and every one of you—never fail to remind our children, youth and families that you walk alongside them, no matter how trying the times might be. Together, we’re changing the lives of children and youth with one conversation, one experience, one donation or gift, and one mentor at a time.

Here are 3 ways to give or get involved with BGCBigs this Giving Tuesday!


Lobster Lovers Fundraiser

Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal of $90,000

Our loyal supporter and presenting sponsor, Flaman Foundation, will match all 2023 Lobster Lovers Fundraising event donations dollar for dollar up to $30,000. You may remember, it costs us $1 to provide 1 meal to a child and that has been part of our event every year. However, with inflation, the cost has gone up to $1.20 per meal, and the need is even greater than before, with food insecurity being a grat concern for our families. Help us achieve our fundraising goal—donate online today by clicking here.


Toy Mountain

A mountain of toys, a mountain of joy!

This holiday season Trail Appliances, along with CTV Edmonton, 104.9 Virgin Radio, 100.3 The BearSentinel StorageIndependent Jewellers, and AMJ Campbell are proud to announce the 8th Annual TOY MOUNTAIN!

From November 14th to December 16th you can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at Trail Appliances and Sentinel Storage locations across Edmonton! Your donation will go directly to support the Boys and Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area to help make sure no child is without a present this holiday season!

You can also make a monetary donation to Toy Mountain in lieu of a toy gift. Click here to give!


Mentee and mentor laughing together

Become a Volunteer

There are more ways than one to support BGCBigs!

You can change the life of a young person by becoming a volunteer mentor today. With a variety of volunteer mentoring programs to choose from, we can help you find the perfect fit. Click here to learn more about becoming a volunteer and apply today!


Questions? Send an email to Natalie Steffl, Fund Development Coordinator, at or call 780-822-2515.