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…

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Together, We are DEFENDERS OF POTENTIAL

Our mentoring programs have not stopped; our Bigs continue to find innovative ways to stay connected to their Littles; and our staff members are not only supporting our Bigs and Littles, but also helping families connect with the resources they need to survive and thrive.  This is what Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County is all about; what we have done for over 50 years; and what we…

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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…

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Littles receive the tools to succeed

School is particularly difficult for our kids these days.  No matter how they go to school — virtual, in-person, or a hybrid — our Littles need the tools to succeed.  Thanks to the generosity of a number of people, they will have them. Diamond Credit Union held a school-supplies drive last month as part of the United Way Day of Caring.  Yesterday (October 28th), Youth Activities Coordinator Shannon Farrow…

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Little of the Month – October 2020

At this point, he isn’t sure what he wants to be when he grows up, Little Brother Tariq just knows he wants to be successful.  Well said, Tariq!  After all, isn’t that what we want for all of our Littles…to become successful, responsible adults when they grow up.  And that’s why we have to DEFEND their POTENTIAL! Meet LB Tariq, our Little of the Month for October 2020.  LB…

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Mask Up for BBBS of Berks!

Masks continue to be a way of life, so be prepared…and help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA! We still have BBBS masks on-stock and available for purchase.  Featuring a BBBS logo, the masks are washable and protective; and come with one (1) removable filter.  Masks come in S/M (child size) and L/XL for adults with adjustable elastic bands around your ears and a nose bridge for…

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Our newest match!

Another new match means another DEFENDER OF POTENTIAL steps forward!  Congratulations to Little Brother Connor and Big Brother Corey who met last Friday (October 2nd) for the first time! Go to https://bigsinberks.org/become-a-big/ to find out how YOU — like BB Corey — can empower a Little Brother or Little Sister to reach their potential.

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A BIG Thursday at BBBS!

It is always a pleasure to announce a new match, but it is truly a BIG day when we get to congratulate TWO new matches.  That’s what made it a BIG Thursday at BBBS of Berks! Congratulations to Little Brother Connor and Big Brother Mike (pictured here).  With our agency since 2019, LB Connor enjoys playing sports, lifting weights, and video games — and now, has BB Mike on…

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Our newest match!

Kenai likes Mindcraft…we’ll have to see if Rick can be any competition for him!  Kenai also likes basketball, soccer, baseball, reading, and crafts.  It sounds like these two will have plenty to do, as they learn more about each other. Congratulations to Little Brother Kenai and Big Brother Rick…our newest match!  LB Kenai and BB Rick got together for the first time yesterday.  Thank you, BB Rick, for standing…

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Congratulations to our newest Match!

Little Brother Steel and Big Brother Matt met for the first time yesterday.  Congratulations on being our newest One-To-One Match!  Good luck as the two of you get to know each other, share old & new interests & experiences, and empower LB Steel’s potential.  Every child deserves a chance to see their potential realized, and now LB Steel has BB Matt standing by his side to help him along the…

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