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GREAT FOOD! GREAT FUN! GREAT CAUSE!

Join us at PJ Whelihan’s in West Lawn on February 28th between 5 pm and 10 pm.  Simply present this coupon and 15% of the proceeds goes toward the 37th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA!  BBBS staff will be on-hand that evening to provide anyone interested with information on BFKS. This year, BBBS of Berks is trying to raise $76,000 through Bowl For Kids’ Sake.  The event will be held on April 16th at Hiester Lanes in Reading and May 4th & 5th at Berks Lanes in Sinking Spring.  Call (610)…

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Make a difference for a team of Littles!

  Sponsor a Littles Team for just $300 (or $150 for co-sponsor)! Each Little Brother and Little Sister on the team will receive a game of bowling, a free event t-shirt, lunch, and more thanks to your generosity!  In addition, that Littles Team and their fellow Little Brothers and Little Sisters will enjoy the continued services of our four mentoring programs AT NO COST to them or their families.  All funds raised remain here in Berks County! For more details on how YOU or YOUR COMPANY can become a Littles Team sponsor and the marketing benefits that come with it,…

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Consider sponsoring a LITTLES TEAM!

You say you can’t make it to the 37th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake with your own team?  Or maybe you or your company would like to help, but are unable to do so at the Corporate Sponsor level? Well, there is a way for you to still help! Sponsor a Littles Team for just $300 (or $150 for co-sponsor)! Each Little Brother and Little Sister on the team – through your generosity – will receive the same benefits as a bowling team from the community…enjoying a game of bowling, a free event t-shirt, lunch, and more thanks to you! …

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Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2019

Stand with Big Brothers Big Sisters…or should we say, BOWL WITH Big Brothers Big Sisters…to DEFEND POTENTIAL in Berks County youth!  The 37th annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake preparations are underway.  BFKS will be held April 16th at Hiester Lanes and May 4th-5th at Berks Lanes. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is our biggest internal fundraiser of the year, and this year BBBS of Berks is looking to raise $76,000 to help fund our four quality-driven mentoring programs serving Berks County youth facing adversity.  Last year, we provided over 17,000 mentoring program service hours to 265 kids…about 20% more youth than…

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PA EITC 2018

As we begin another exciting year at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, we would like to take a quick look back and express our appreciation to those companies who contributed to the agency through the PA Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program in 2018. Our thanks to: Lift Incorporated $10,000 Quadrant EPP $5,000 First Priority Bank $1,000 Capital Blue Cross $5,000 BB&T $2,500 J.P. Mascaro & Sons $1,000 VIST Financial $2,500 East Penn/Deka $7,000 Avalon Insurance Co. $5,000 Weis Markets $1,000   The PA EITC program helps fund our SMART (Students & Mentors Achieving Results Together) at Conrad…

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PA Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA, has been renewed as an EITC-eligible organization in Pennsylvania.  The PA Education Improvement Tax Credit program allows EITC-approved companies to donate a portion of their state taxes to EITC-eligible organizations. More specifically, EITC donations received by BBBS of Berks help fund our SMART (Students & Mentors Achieving Results Together) at three of the districts where SMART is offered:  Conrad Weiser, Hamburg Area, and Oley Valley. For more information on the PA EITC program, go to:  https://dced.pa.gov/programs/educational-improvement-tax-credit-program-eitc/  

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Little of the Month – October 2018

Our October Little of the Month is Little Brother Joey! LB Joey is in 8th grade and lives in Douglassville with his brother and grandparents. He’s been involved with the agency since August and is awaiting a match. Could you be LB Joey’s new Big? LB Joey likes playing Fortnite and football. When he grows up, he wants to be a police detective.  LB Joey would benefit greatly from having a positive, outgoing role model in his life…someone he can look up to; someone he can talk to; someone to encourage his interests; someone who will recognize LB Joey’s potential…

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Carriage House opens!

The Carriage House Activities Center made its debut yesterday during our Open House event! The Berks County community turned out to celebrate the opening of our new facility, which provides a safe and nurturing environment for our Littles to participate in agency activities. The opening culminated a process that began three years ago.  Actually, the agency has always intended to renovate our Carriage House and turn it into an activities center ever since we purchased our current location in May 2001.  It wasn’t until 2015 though when the plans took a giant leap forward.  That’s when a team of Leadership…

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Carriage House Open House

It’s a concept we’ve had since purchasing our property in May 2001; an idea that began to take shape in 2015 thanks to a Leadership Berks project; a cause that the Berks County community rallied behind in 2017 during our mini-Capital Campaign; and a reality that will be seen on October 16th. Stop by anytime between 1 pm and 8 pm on October 16th or come to the ribbon cutting at 4:30 pm, as we show off the new Carriage House Activities Center.  The new facility will provide our Little Brothers and Little Sisters a safe, comfortable, inviting area to…

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Little of the Month – September 2018

Little Sister Gladys is looking for an active Big Sister who can broaden her horizons.  Our Little of the Month for September says she’d like her Big Sister to be patient and kind…a Big she can confide in and trust.  LS Gladys says she’d like a Big Sister who could spend one-on-one time with her, encourage her interests, and make a positive difference in her life. You can make a difference in the life of a child just like LS Gladys.  Adult volunteers are needed to be a friend and a positive role model.  Activities that Bigs do with Littles…

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