Welcome Colleen!

There’s a new face at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County!  Welcome, Colleen Tuomi!  Colleen is our new Youth Activities Coordinator.  Her first day was on Monday. As Youth Activities Coordinator, Colleen will run our two group-mentoring programs.  COUL (the Club Of Unmatched Littles) provides immediate mentoring services to Littles as they await a One-To-One match, while the Teen program provides additional mentoring services to our teenaged Littles…

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There’s still time to golf for kids’ sakes!

In just over a week, at least 20 foursomes will hit the links in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County…and there is still time for YOU to join us!  And who knows?  You might just be the one to sink that Hole-In-One for a car! Start your weekend off early on Friday, August 19th, at Willow Hollow Golf Course. Registration begins at 12 noon with a “shotgun”…

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Two weeks away…the 2022 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational

Yes, there is just two weeks to go until the Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational — but still time for YOU to join in on the fun! The 20th Annual Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational takes place Friday, August 19th, at Willow Hollow Golf Course.   Registration begins at 12 noon with a “shotgun” start to the round at 1 pm.  Food and refreshments are available for the golfers throughout the event,…

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A Taste of Teen…and that’s why we golf!

Some of our Teen Littles tasted the flavor of some good cookin’ & grillin’ last night — with the help of Board members Brian Leupold and Karen Meck along with some hungry volunteers.  Sure, the rain hit — but that didn’t stop dinner plans. Our Teen Program’s goals include keeping our teenaged Littles in school and getting them to high school graduation; helping them decide what they want to…

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New ways to donate!

Thinking of joining us at the 2022 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational next month, and you want to pay ahead of time?  Now, there’s even more ways to donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County — including for the golf event!  Besides using a credit card, BBBS of Berks now accepts donations via Venmo and ACH transfers. To register a foursome for the Golf Invitational on August 19th at…

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Carnival at BBBS!

Carnival games…carnival food…carnival fun!  It was carnival time at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County on Saturday for our annual Summer Picnic! Thank you to the staff and volunteers for your help with the carnival games, and a BIG thank you goes to Lisa’s Eats ‘n Treats for the carnival food.  Of course, we also want to thank the Littles, who joined us here at BBBS during a…

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Welcome Shae-Lynn!

Please welcome the newest addition to the Big Brothers Big Sisters team…Casework Manager Shae-Lynn Harris! Shae-Lynn officially became yet another Defender of Potential today, her first day with BBBS of Berks.  Shae-Lynn has a Bachelor’s Degree from Kutztown University, and is just weeks away from completing her Master’s Degree from Edinsborough University.  Shae-Lynn is anxious to jump right into the mix here at BBBS.  She replaces former Casework Manager…

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The 2022 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational is about one month away!

You never know what you’ll see at the BBBS golf event.  But if previous 19 golf events prove anything — it’s that you’ll see a bevy of friendly competition, plenty of great food/refreshments, and a whole lot of FUN!  Is there a better excuse to start off your weekend early?  We think not. The 20th Annual Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational takes place Friday, August 19th, at Willow Hollow Golf…

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A Busy June – including Stop the Violence event

June was indeed a busy month for staff here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, including participation in the Stop the Violence Showcase on June 18th.  Presented by Healing Hearts-Berks/RIZE, the “I Am Original” Stop the Violence Showcase featured Guest Speakers Eddie Moran (Mayor, City of Reading), Dr. Movita Johnson-Harrell, and Hip Hop Educator/Historian Queen Michelle.  Program Administrator Bethany Redmond-Baez and Casework Manager Janet Ortiz were there…

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Golfing For Kids’ Sake

Preparations for the 2022 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational are underway, and this is a landmark year as we celebrate our 20th golf tournament.  We are hoping to see upwards of 100 golfers or more at Willow Hollow Golf Course on Friday, August 19th.  Registration is from 12 noon to 12:45 pm with a “shotgun” start at 1 pm. SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!  Our appreciation goes out to EnerSys, Performance Toyota, and Customers Bank for partnering…

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