Big Bucks Response to COVID-19



As a charity that aims to support, grow, and enhance our community, safety is always a top priority. Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, we are making efforts to do our part in slowing the potential spread of the virus locally. This preparation includes rigorous and regular cleaning, leaving boxes to sit for over 24 hours before any money is handled while wearing gloves and maintaining safe distances, working remotely while taking your calls, and initiating a limited 5 week prepay option over the phone. We’ve also installed a hand sanitization station at our dropbox. Please sanitize your hands before and after playing your toonie. We also ask that you practice social distancing while using the box. If someone is at the box when you arrive, please wait in your car until they have finished until you proceed.

Important info and ways you can help:
  • Our office is now closed to the public until further notice. The Big Bucks draw will continue and our team is working remotely to accommodate your requests.
  • We’ve made some changes to our temporary phone-in times.
    Monday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Tuesday 1:30 pm-4:30 pm
    Wednesday 9:00 am-4:30 pm
    Thursday 9:00 am-4:30 pm
    Friday 9:00 am-4:30 pm (closed on April 10th for Good Friday)
  • As always, the Winner takes half the total pot. BBBS will be donating %50 of their portion of the proceeds of upcoming draws to families in our program to provide financial assistance during this challenging time.
  • Vendor boxes are no longer available (for the time being) with the exception of East End Mini Mart Drive-thru. You can also still play your toonie in our 24 hr dropbox located out front of Fundy Scoops.
  • You can prepay in our 24 dropbox for 5 or 10 weeks. If prepaying a number for 5 weeks please put one sticker on a $10 bill. If prepaying for 10 weeks please put one sticker on a $20 bill. Coins WILL NOT be accepted for prepays. Please write your number clearly and underline it.
  • Given the situation, the weekly draw will be guaranteed to go for the time being.
  • Prepay by phone at 902-895-4562.
  • Please consider prepaying rather than playing on the toonie during this time.
  • For a limited time, we will be offering the opportunity to prepay for 5 weeks ($10).

We will continue to adapt with the situation to ensure safety maintains a top priority. Thank you sincerely, for your continued support in this important fundraiser that allows Big Brothers Big Sisters to support hundreds of children and youth every year.