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…

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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…

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Annual Giving

Did you know that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County will serve more than 260 kids in 2018?  That’s more than a 15% increase from last year. Did you know that the BBBS of Berks school-based SMART (Students & Mentors Achieving Results Together) added two new schools this year?  We now serve three schools at Conrad Weiser SD, two schools in Hamburg Area, and one school each in…

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2018 Holiday Party & Annual Awards

Littles, Bigs, family, and friends of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA — not to mention Santa & Mrs. Claus — gathered last night for the 2018 Annual Holiday Party.  The families enjoyed pizza & other snacks and refreshments; games; a craft courtesy Virginia of VA Productions; Holiday music from DJ Cool Raul.  We would like to thank the four companies who provided presents for the Littles: …

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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2018 Jason Claudfelter Invitational

The 2018 Jason Claudfelter Invitational is in the books…and would not have been successful without our Corporate Sponsors for the event including Title Sponsors:   Thank you to our Major Sponsor:  And our Assisting Sponsors:                                 As well as LaunchDM and the West Lawn Quoiting Association. We would also like to thank all of our Hole…

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