What we do today makes a difference tomorrow

What happens when a child witnesses the actions of a caring, civic-minded adult? Studies show that, as they mature, they are more likely to achieve more and give back to their community in similar ways.

It takes more than just time. 

You can help us reach and mobilize new volunteer mentors so that we can help even more young people to achieve the confidence they need to succeed. 

Take a moment of your time today and start something with a donation. Show a child you believe in the value of mentoring.

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Other Ways to Donate

Make an Donation in Memory or in Honour

Show your love by sending a gift in the name of someone special. Whether in memory of a loved one or in recognition of a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or retirement. Click here to get started ...

Make an In-Kind Donation

We rely greatly on in-kind contributions from our local community and partners. See how you can help. Learn more here ...

Join us for one of our Special Events

We have several initiatives throughout the year that we'd love you to be a part of. Learn more about our special events here ...

Donate Your Time

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities here ...

Gifts of Stocks/Securities

Listed securities are non-deferred gifts, which are used to benefit the agency. There are tax advantages to gifting the securities directly as opposed to liquidating and donating the proceeds. With the recent removal of the capital gains tax, there's never been a better time to take advantage of the tax savings. New tax laws allow Canadians to transfer publicly traded securities to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington without paying the capital gains tax.

Charitable Bequests

Incorporating Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington into your will is a lasting way to show your commitment to children and the community.

A bequest is a specific dollar amount or percentage of an estate that is left to Big Brothers Big Sisters in your will. This is the easiest and most popular form of deferred gift. Special tax advantages could significantly reduce the tax payable on the final tax return. Allow new friendships to honour your life.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Making a gift of life insurance helps you make a lager gift than circumstances would normally allow. You can transfer ownership of a paid or existing policy or purchase a new policy (naming Big Brothers Big Sisters as the owner and beneficiary). Depending on the type of policy, you could receive a tax receipt for the case value and for each premium paid in the future.  

 or you can call us with a credit card...or send a cheque to our address

Want to find out more about what kind of things your donations start? Click here...


We currently are incurring a long waitlist, and are in need of volunteer mentors.

  • Are you 18 years of age or older?
  • Are you interested in positively benefitting the life of a child?
  • Do you have 2-3 hours a week to dedicate to a rewarding friendship?

Click here to apply to be a mentor today!