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

Santa Clothes Came To Town!

November 6 was a special day for 100 of our community’s kids. For the first time anywhere in Canada, the Rotary Club of Edmonton West gave the gift of the holiday season to children in need of warm clothing. Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters partnered with four inner city Edmonton elementary schools to identify 25 kids from each school who could benefit from a shopping spree at Old Navy. We picked them up by bus at their … 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