Celebrate & Make a BIG Difference!

Turning an everyday celebration into a fundraiser is an easy way to create a lasting impact on children in our community. Next time you’re hosting an event, celebration, or get together, ask your guests to make a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region in lieu of bringing a gift. These financial gifts will have a significant impact on our ability to serve the children on our waitlist and foster meaningful, healthy Mentoring relationships.

Looking to create a new event in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region? Here are some ideas!

Individual Event Ideas

Host a Dinner PartyHost a dinner party and have attendees donate to BBBSWR!
Wedding FavoursCollect donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region in-lieu of wedding favours!
Birthday GiftsNot looking for anything specific for your birthday? Ask for a gift of a donation to BBBSWR!
Yard SaleLooking to get rid of some old stuff? Host a yard sale, declutter and support local youth–win-win!

Workplace Event Ideas

Holiday PartyThrow a work holiday party with proceeds supporting BBBSWR! Ugly Christmas sweaters, scary Halloween costumes, Valentine’s grams, the works!
Bake SaleBring in muffins, cookies and coffees for the team. They can’t have any without a donation!
Staff BBQThrow a staff lunch! Whether you spark up the grill or order in some pizza, have your staff pitch in and donate any extra!
Team-Building OutingTreat your team to a fun event like an escape room, axe throwing, arcade, picnic, or a sports game! Whoever donates can take the day off work and attend!
Casual FridayPut $2 into the jar and wear a t-shirt and shirts to work!
Themed DayGrab those denim jackets or band t-shirts and represent BBBSWR with a 90s theme day in the office!

Community Event Ideas

Sporting EventsHost anything from a golf tournament, bowling tournament, soccer game, basketball game, hockey game, marathon or run, to paintball in support of BBBSWR. We can already envision the posters; "Kick 4 Kids"!
Yoga GatheringFind your inner peace by supporting local children in need, make a Facebook Event or private group and meet up at a park or studio, or make your own "studio" at home!
Movie ScreeningHave you ever watched a movie in a park? What an experience! Bring your own popcorn and drinks or buy some there–the proceeds support local youth!
Arts & CraftsAre you artistic and talented? Host a painting class or jewellery workshop!
Food FestivalGrab your neighbours and get your grill on for a great cause!
Farmer’s MarketEverybody loves garden-fresh food!
AuctionWhether it’s a community garage sale or an auction at a sanctioned event with dedicated donors, sell some items and raise some funds!
Networking EventsLove meeting new people? Host a meet-up at a local restaurant, pub, library, or park!

Getting Started is Easy!

  1. Let us know you’re hosting an event and we’ll provide information for your guests so they can see the difference their donation will make.
    * Contact Margie Gourgy at 519-745-0180 ext 203 or margie.gourgy@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
  2. Create an online fundraising page where guests can make their donation. Offline donations of cash and cheques are also welcomed.
  3. Invite guests and spread the word!