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Little of the Month – April 2021

He wants to be a scientist or an astronaut!  But in the meantime, Little Brother Yisreal — our April 2021 Little of the Month — enjoys playing with his friends, PlayStation games, and drawing.  And, as you can see in the picture, enjoys go-karts! Just like our other waiting Littles, this 9-year-old from Reading would benefit greatly from having a positive, out-going mentor in his life who will stand with him to defend his potential.  LB Yisreal wants someone to encourage his interests; someone he can trust and rely on; someone who will listen when he wants to talk; someone…

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39th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake – Bowling Times Available!

Extra, extra!  Read all about it!  Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking to get back to the FOOD AND FUN at the bowling centers for our 39th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake! In conjunction with our partners (Berks Lanes and Hiester Lanes) and to assure our bowlers, we are making some adjustments to our bowling times – enhancing cleanliness/sanitizing and social distancing.  Available bowling times for this year’s event are: June 12th at Berks Lanes  –  1 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4 pm June 13th at Berks Lanes  –  2 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5 pm June 15th at Hiester Lanes …

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Little of the Month – March 2021

Meet Little Brother Jayden, our March 2021 Little of the Month!  LB Jayden is a 14-year-old from Boyertown who wants to be a NASA mechanic when he grows up.  He would benefit greatly from having a positive, out-going role model in his life to stand with him to defend his potential.  LB Jayden enjoys music, drawing and reading.  He is looking for someone to spend one-on-one time with him. He wants someone who will encourage his interests and inspire his potential; someone he can trust & rely on; someone who will listen when he wants to talk.  Are you that someone? TOGETHER,…

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39th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake

After a rough year behind us, we are looking to get back to our fun-filled Bowl For Kids’ Sake this year — and you can help in several ways! CORPORATE SPONSOR opportunities are now available:  T-shirt Sponsor ($2,500 level), Major Sponsor ($1,000 level), and Assisting Sponsor ($500 level). Become a LITTLES TEAM SPONSOR ($300 full sponsor/$150 co-sponsor), and let a team of Littles & Bigs bowl in your name. Get ready to FORM YOUR OWN TEAM!  This year’s BFKS takes place June 12th & June 13th at Berks Lanes as well as June 15th at Hiester Lanes.  Information and BFKS packets are now…

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Little of the Month – January 2021

Our first Little of the Month for the new year wants to be a technology engineer when he grows up. Little Brother Louis is a 12-year-old from Reading.  He enjoys playing video games and riding his bike. LB Louis has been with the agency since February 2020, and is awaiting a One-To-One Big.  He would benefit greatly from having a positive, out-going mentor in his life — someone to encourage him; someone to stand with him to defend his potential. For more than 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has provided quality-driven mentoring programs to Berks County youth facing adversity. …

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Holiday Spirit at BBBS

COVID precautions…an impending snow storm…nothing could stop the Holiday spirit at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County! Littles and their families came to the Carriage House Activities Center in shifts to pick up gifts, enjoy some hot chocolate & cookies, and spend some time with our special visitors…Santa & Mrs. Claus! We again thank Performance Toyota, C & S, Loomis, and Alvernia’s Institutional Advancement office for providing gifts for our Little Brothers and Little Sisters.

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Annual Awards 2020

Some things take time these days, thanks to COVID-19 — but we didn’t want to let this slip by.   Each year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County presents its Annual Awards for outstanding participants and outstanding supporters of our agency.  The awards are typically presented during our Annual Holiday Party, but the COVID-19 challenges this year required us to do things a little different. And for our final announcement, we honor our 2020 Match of the Year! Congratulations, Little Brother Nadianel, Big Sister Heather, and Big Sister Cory!  They are what we call a Big Couple match.  Bigs Cory and…

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Little of the Month – December 2020

He wants to be a scientist or astronaut when he grows up.  Meet Little Brother Brandon, our Little of the Month for December 2020.  Brandon is a 9-year-old from Sinking Spring, PA who enjoys riding his bike and playing video games.  He has been with the agency since May and is still awaiting a One-To-One Match.  Are you who he has been waiting for? LB Brandon would benefit greatly from having a positive, out-going role model in his life.  He is looking for someone that he can trust and talk to; someone to spend one-on-one time with him; someone to…

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Little of the Month – November 2020

He wants to be a professional basketball player when he grows up. Meet Little Brother Jason, our Little of the Month for November 2020. Jason is a 15-year-old from Reading who enjoys playing basketball, bowling, and video games. He has been with the agency since 2013 and is still awaiting a One-To-One Match.  Are you who he has been waiting for? LB Jason would benefit greatly from having a positive, out-going role model in his life.  He is looking for someone that he can trust and talk to; someone to spend one-on-one time with him; someone to take him out…

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School supplies and more

It was great to see some of our Littles and their families on Saturday (November 7th) for our second day of providing school supplies — thanks to Diamond Credit Union and The Camel Project.  Our first school-supplies giveaway was held as a drive-thru on October 28th at the Diamond Credit Union branch in Wyomissing. This time, Littles and families — observing social distancing and other proper protocol — came into our Carriage House Activities Center to pick up their supplies.  Besides school supplies, the Littles were also able to get some new school clothes. Schools may be virtual, in-person, or a…

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