Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC offers a place to belong for thousands of kids across 12 neighbourhood Clubs in the lower mainland and Frazer Valley region of metropolitan Vancouver. They provide support and services to some of the most vulnerable youth in the community and their families. In order to serve those thousands of children, fundraising is a critical part of their work, with two significant events per year that provide them with those critical funds.
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC had already been a recipient of software and licensing via Microsoft Tech for Social Impact, which included licensing for Microsoft Teams. In less than 24 hours, ProServeIT helped set up Teams as their virtual event platform.
• The event could be broadcasted in a closed environment to preserve the value of the sponsors and ticket purchasers.
• Teams helped them to host their raffles and auction bids via the chat function.
• Feedback provided to Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC showed that the virtual participants not only enjoyed the event, but felt almost as if they were in the room.