Sebastian is a Backpack Buddies Hunger Hero - a young person that champions the cause of childhood hunger by raising money and awareness to help bridge the weekend hunger gap for kids across Metro Vancouver.
Community First Foundation's Backpack Buddies program has been chosen by the Epicure Foundation as a finalist in their grant award of $20,000. We now need your votes to win!! Go here, cast your ballot and then share on your social media pages!! Please and thank you!
Backpack Buddies is gearing up for a busy and exciting holiday season! We have lots of events planned and are looking for some stellar volunteers to help.
Save On Foods Promotion: November 18th
We are once again partnering with all 4 Save On Foods stores on the North Shore for the month of November. All month long, customers can donate to Backpack Buddies at the till or purchase a Backpack for just $10 to donate to our program. In addition to this, all 4 North Shore stores will be holding a community day on November 18th from 11:00 am to 4:00pm to further support Backpack Buddies.
We are looking for volunteers to join us on the 18th in a variety of roles including selling Backpacks, running BBQ stations, and managing a spin the wheel game.
Date: November 18th Time: 11am-4pm – 2 or 3 hour shifts per volunteer
Location: You will be stationed at one of 4 Save On Foods in North Vancouver
North Vancouver Holiday Bazaar November 17th, 18th, 19th & December 1st, 2nd, 3rd
The Holiday Bazaar, hosted at Carson Graham Secondary School, features 100 local and handmade vendors, covering every shopping category you can think of! Each year, they select a non-profit organization, like Backpack Buddies, to sponsor. 100% of raffle ticket and poinsettia sales, as well as the donations from the photos with Santa, go to our organization! Learn more by visiting the show's website: www.nvholidaybazaar.com
November 17th & December 1st:
5:00PM-8:30PM: We are looking for 10 volunteers to help with show set up
November 18th & December 2nd:
7:30AM-10:30AM: 4 volunteers, to help with vendor load in; collecting raffle prize donations from each of the vendors; etc.
10:30AM-1:30PM: 2 volunteers, to provide relief coverage for any vendors needing to step away from their booth (to use the washroom or get food, etc.); runners for food or refreshments for vendors who don't want to leave their booth but are thirsty/hungry; stroll through the show and sell raffle tickets to vendors and customers; etc.
1:30PM-4:30PM: 2 volunteers, to help with any vendors loading out at the end of the show; resetting tables for new vendors arriving on Sunday; general show clean up and reset for the following day.
November 19th & December 3rd:
7:30AM-10:30AM: 2 volunteers, to help with vendor load in; collecting raffle prize donations from each of the new vendors; etc.
10:30AM-3:30PM: 2 volunteers to provide relief coverage for any vendors needing to step away from their booth (to use the washroom or get food, etc.); runners for food or refreshments for vendors who don't want to leave their booth but are thirsty / hungry; stroll through the show and sell raffle tickets to vendors and customers.
3:30PM-7:30PM: 8 volunteers to help with show dismantle, including assisting vendors with loading out at the end of the show; taking down tables and chairs and stacking in the designated staging area for pickup the next day; show decor takedown; general show pack up and clean up; packing our cargo truck with everything. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
If you are interested in volunteering at one (or more!) of these events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability.
OR - you can easily signup on our volunteer page by clicking on the links below:
Thank you in advance for your generosity and willingness to help!