Host an Event
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 Party||Host a dinner party and have attendees donate to BBBSWR!|
|Wedding Favours||Collect donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region in-lieu of wedding favours!|
|Birthday Gifts||Not looking for anything specific for your birthday? Ask for a gift of a donation to BBBSWR!|
|Yard Sale||Looking to get rid of some old stuff? Host a yard sale, declutter and support local youth–win-win!|
Workplace Event Ideas
|Holiday Party||Throw a work holiday party with proceeds supporting BBBSWR! Ugly Christmas sweaters, scary Halloween costumes, Valentine’s grams, the works!|
|Bake Sale||Bring in muffins, cookies and coffees for the team. They can’t have any without a donation!|
|Staff BBQ||Throw 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 Outing||Treat 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 Friday||Put $2 into the jar and wear a t-shirt and shirts to work!|
|Themed Day||Grab those denim jackets or band t-shirts and represent BBBSWR with a 90s theme day in the office!|
Community Event Ideas
|Sporting Events||Host 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 Gathering||Find 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 Screening||Have 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 & Crafts||Are you artistic and talented? Host a painting class or jewellery workshop!|
|Food Festival||Grab your neighbours and get your grill on for a great cause!|
|Farmer’s Market||Everybody loves garden-fresh food!|
|Auction||Whether it’s a community garage sale or an auction at a sanctioned event with dedicated donors, sell some items and raise some funds!|
|Networking Events||Love meeting new people? Host a meet-up at a local restaurant, pub, library, or park!|
Getting Started is Easy!
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Create an online fundraising page where guests can make their donation. Offline donations of cash and cheques are also welcomed.
- Invite guests and spread the word!