Giving THANKS in this Thanksgiving season

As the BBBS staff gets ready to start our extended Thanksgiving weekend, we want to GIVE THANKS to everyone who helps to make our agency successful! THANKS to all of our Littles & their families for giving our agency and volunteers the opportunity to get to know you, be your friends, and — yes — learn from you. THANKS to our Bigs for standing with our Littles and defending…

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New One-To-One Match

Congratulations to our newest match!  And thank you, Big Sister Florence, for standing with Little Sister Janessa to defend her potential! BS Florence has been a COUL (Club Of Unmatched Littles) Big for about four years now, but decided to go One-To-One.  LS Janessa and BS Florence are both on the creative side; both like to do arts & crafts and other creative things.  They already have their first…

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Congratulations, United Way of Berks County!

It was indeed a VICTORY celebration last night, as the United Way of Berks County’s campaign came to a close. With a goal of $10.5-million, the United Way raised more than $11-million. Congratulations to the United Way staff, the LCSs, and everyone involved! As part of the celebration, the excited crowd was introduced to one of our matches, Little Brother Rusty and his Big Brother Dudley. The United Way…

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PA EITC program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA (BBBS of Berks) is honored to be an EITC-eligible agency since 2006.  Administered by the state Department of Community & Economic Development, the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program allows approved businesses to make contributions to Educational Improvement Organizations (like BBBS of Berks).  An EITC-approved business may receive a tax credit equal to 75% of its tax liability for certain taxes…

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Herbein 50 for 50 Check Presentation

Herbein + Company Managing Partner Dave Stonesifer (second from the left) this morning presented Executive Director Jim Smith (second from the right) with a $1,000 check.  Joined by Executive Assistant Kelly Lewis (left) and Herbein partner (and BBBS of Berks Board member) Liz Hassler, they presented the check as part of Herbein’s 50 for 50 Program. The Herbein 50 for 50 Program was in celebration of the accounting firm’s…

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Little of the Month – October 2022

Meet Little Brother Jason, our October 2022 Little of the Month! Little Brother Jason is a 17-year-old from Reading, Pennsylvania who wants to be a train engineer 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 Jason enjoys sports, technology, and outdoor activities. He is looking for someone to spend one-on-one…

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Blue Marsh Insurance – Charity of the Quarter

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County is the Charity of the Quarter for Blue Marsh Insurance!  For every referral Blue Marsh receives through December 2022, Blue Marsh will donate $10 to BBBS of Berks.  There is no limit to the amount of people you can refer and the amount they will donate to the agency — plus if you are a Blue Marsh client, you receive fabulous prizes. Thank you, Blue…

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BBBS Month – We thank YOU for your support!

On this last day of September, we close out BBBS Month by thanking all of our volunteers and donors for believing in and supporting our quality-driven mentoring programs. And we thank our Littles and their families…thank you for letting us be a part of your lives.  Thank you, Littles, for sharing your interests, your excitement, and your energy with us.  On behalf of our staff, our Bigs, and our…

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2022 United Way Campaign is underway in Berks County!

The United Way of Berks County kicked off its 2022 Campaign this morning at FirstEnergy Stadium — and some familiar faces were up on the podium.  Sidney Purnell (Vice-President of our Board of Directors) and Cassandra Weidner (one of our newest Board members) took to the podium this morning to talk about ELU (Emerging Leaders United).  Sidney (left) serves as the ELU Chair, while Cassandra (right) is ELU Vice-Chair….

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Back to School!

Schools are back in session.  With the start of the new school year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County tries to put supplies into the hands of the kids that need them…specifically, to our Littles.  The Back To School event is a highlight of our calendar each year, as we distribute school supplies to our Littles. Thanks to our partners in the community like Mail Shark and the…

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