Giving Back to Philanthropy

WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
Date: November 13th, 14th and 15th
Link: https://fundraise.woundedwarriorproject.org/RTT/Fundraising/individual/28197686

As many of you may know, we are passionate about giving back through our BCV Cares philanthropy program and especially to our nation’s service members – the few who fight to protect the freedom of this great country. Often times many of these inspiring individuals, come home with wounds you can and can’t see, like a missing limb, combat stress, or depression. Because they’ve risked everything for us, we have committed to raising awareness and funds for these wounded service members and their caregivers.

In honor of Veterans Day in the month of November, Big City Volleyball is proud to host an event with one of their very own Veteran’s, Marion Lozano, in order to benefit an organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has a big, audacious goal: to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. We are challenging ourselves and the league to help WWP reach this vision, and we need your help.

RALLY TO DEFEAT HUNGER
Date: Holiday Season 2015

HELP US COLLECT 3,000 POUNDS OF FOOD!

Everyone knows Volleyball is a sport that requires teamwork to be successful, a good lesson for both on and off the court.

This November, we are hoping you will team up with BIG CITY VOLLEYBALL and rally your teammates, friends and classmates to donate nonperishable Food Items as we Rally To Beat Hunger!

It’s simple, we are asking all Big City Ballers to bring nonperishable food items to their activities at the gym and we’ll deliver everything to City Harvest .

Prizes Include:
Co-Ed & Women’s Division – Team with Most items choose Serve/Side/Receive
Open Play – Top 3 individuals who bring most items on each court/session receive T-Shirt & Complimentary Open Play
Adult Clinic – Top 5 individuals who bring most items each class win a Complimentary Open Play

Big City Volleyball’s First Annual Rally To Defeat Hunger Food Drive will take place November 9th thru November 24th!

Below are a foods that are needed:
(No glass, please!  Glass items can chip and break easily in the bins)

•    Non-perishable foods
•    Canned proteins (tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter) peanuts, etc.
•    Canned fruits (pineapples, peaches, and pears)
•    Grains (pasta, whole wheat pasta, rice, brown rice, macaroni and cheese)
•    Low sodium/ No salt added canned vegetables (mixed, green beans, corn)
•    Canned Soups (beef stew, chili, chicken noodle, turkey rice)
•    Multigrain cereal (Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Grape-Nuts, Raisin Bran)

Lets Rally to Beat Hunger!!!

Visit http://www.cityharvest.org/ For More Ways To Donate And Help Those In Need

AVON 39 Breast Cancer Walk & Fundraiser
Campaign Date: September – October 15th
Walk Date: October 17th & 18th 2015
Link: http://www.avon39.org/new-york/

Big City Volleyball is excited to be part of this year`s AVON 39 Breast Cancer Walk to join the fight against breast cancer.

SKIP LUNCH FIGHT HUNGER, CITY HARVEST
Date: May 2015
Link: http://skiplunch.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1131605

In Spring 2015, BCV became listed as one of the Top 25 donating companies amongst others such as Google, Blackstone, Guggenheim Partners Citi group and others in the campaign by City Harvest, Skip Lunch Fight Hunger. A campaign which nearly 1 in 4 children in NYC don’t always know where their next meal will come from. And when classrooms empty for the summer, access to free school meals become limited, adding further strain to families who are already struggling to put food on the table.  Just $15, the cost of a lunch, helps feed 60 children making sure no child in the city would go hungry this summer. BCV chose to donate 100% of its weekend proceeds from their Open Play games to raise nearly $3000 from 186 participants and as a result feeding nearly 15,000 children. Thanks to the dedicated support of their players and teams, the teams of City Harvest and generous matching funds from an anonymous donor, Skip Lunch Fight Hunger raised over $1 million dollars to help feed tens of thousands of hungry kids and their families this summer in New York City.