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Welcome to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA
Start SOMETHING! Because a LITTLE TIME = BIG REWARDS!!    

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Melissa Sarnocinski of Susquehanna Bank presents Executive DirectorJim Smith with an EITC check.

     

Thank you, Susquehanna Bank and East Penn Manufacturing!  Suquehanna Bank again partnered with BBBS of Berks by providing an EITC contribution of $4,300, while East Penn/Deka earlier contributed over $7,000 as part of the state's EITC (Education Improvement Tax Credit) program.  East Penn and Susquehanna Bank joined National Penn Bank -- which contributed $2,500 earlier this year -- to help fund the agency's school-based mentoring programs at Conrad Weiser and Hamburg School Districts.  The EITC program allows approved companies to contribute a large portion of a number of state taxes to EITC-approved agencies like BBBS of Berks.  Our agency has been EITC-eligible since 2006.  For more information on the EITC program or the agency's eligibility, call Jim Smith at (610) 373-5544.
     
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA, has been named a 2013 Gold Standard awardee by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America! Each year, national BBBSA honors agencies based on a number of criteria including number of youth served, amount of Community-based matches lasting more than a year, increased revenues, and more. 

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 Established in 1968, our innovative mentoring programs focus on providing quality-based services to area children facing adversity, primarily from single-parent households.

 

Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Appointments after hours or during weekends are available upon request.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA

303 Windsor St., Centre Park

Reading, PA   19601

Phone:  (610) 373-5544

Fax:  (610) 373-5530

   


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Members of the TEEN program going to new heights!

We need YOU!
    
Friendship is a powerful thing!  It's fun; most anyone can be a friend; and it's important.  Experiencing fun activities together and forming a trusting bond with a child can have a powerful and positive impact on the child.     We've all had someone in our lives -- other than a parent -- who made a difference to us.  This is what you can do for a child in our program.  It's really pretty simple...it's a matter of making yourself available on a consistent basis; it's having fun with a Little Brother or Little Sister; it's listening to them talk about whatever is going on in their lives; it's a series of small, teachable moments that -- in the end -- make a BIG diffference.  Just a "Little Time = Big Rewards" with YOUR help!    
    
Find out how you can be a BIG BROTHER or a BIG SISTER.  You can visit our "Become a Big" page for more, or just give us a call at (610) 373-5544. 
 
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Congratulations to our 2013 honorees! They include: Big Sister Sarah (Match of the Year),  Little Brother Raymond (Match of the Year), Little Brother Jeremy (COUL Kid of the Year), and Little Brother Nigel (Teen of the Year).

    

Other 2013 honorees included:

  • COUL Volunteer of the Year - Big Sister Melodye Boyer
  • Community Champion of the Year - Adam Dries of Green Tree Technology
  • Community Sponsor of the Year - the Wyomissing Foundation
  • Corporate Sponsor of the Year - Giorgio Foods
  • Volunteer of the Year - Board President Chris Miller

 

We would also like to thank the many individuals and companies that made the December 12th Holiday Party such a success including AWI, Loomis, VF Outlet, and the Wilson Football team who provided presents for all of our Littles; Giorgio Foods for providing pizzas for the event; Jerry Paul of A-1 Entertainment for the DJ services; and Santa & Mrs. Claus for visiting. 

    


For more information on our programs, please call (610) 373-5544
or email us at email@BigsInBerks.org