Ways to give
Many young people struggle with societal barriers and face adversities such as mental health issues, family violence, identity issues or poor living conditions. Your donation will lead to healthy, thriving youth who can achieve more.
Bowl For Kids Sake
Bowl for Kids Sake is our most important fundraising event of the year! Your contribution allows us to continue to support existing matches and grow our programs by matching more children. This event allows us to raise funds for programs and services for youth in Greater Saint John, Sussex and Charlotte County.
Teams of 4 to 6 friends, family members or co-workers get together and bowl during the event. It’s a great way for a group of adult supporters to have a lot of fun!
Our Bowl campaign runs from April to May and directly reaches hundreds of participants each year, as well as potentially thousands through advertising reach.
Available sponsorships include a variety of levels and there are many ways to support the event.
Run Your Own Event
These events are organized by you or your community group (e.g. school groups, unions, or corporations) to help raise funds necessary for Big Brothers Big Sisters to operate and ensure that every child gains the confidence to achieve more through a mentoring relationship.
An event can be any activity by a non-affiliated group or individual. Big Brothers Big Sisters has no fiduciary responsibility and little or no staff involvement, however, we will support you and your event as much as possible to help it be a success. Event examples include: A “something”-a-thon, Raffles, Auctions, Parties, Video Game Fundraising Models – “something-for-kids-sake”.
Tribute & Memorial Gifts
At the next special occasion, honour a friend, mentor, or family member with a gift in their honour. If a loved one has recently passed, you can also make a gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters in their memory.
Loved ones or their family will receive a personalized note of the donation made in their honour and a tax receipt will be sent to you. Make a gift in honour of someone special online or contact us
Big Brothers Big Sisters relies greatly on in-kind contributions from our partners. If you are considering an in-kind donation, please contact us.
Examples of in-kind donations can include:
- Business services (marketing, administrative, technology, consulting)
- Event tickets
- Gift certificates to restaurants and retail
- Games and craft supplies for mentoring rooms at partner schools
- Items for Bowl for Kids Sake bowler prizes/raffle or other event auctions
- Gently used books for our annual Big Book Sale