Mid Penn Bank yesterday became the latest EITC contributor to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks Count, presenting a check for $2,500. Turie Sotzin (Community Relations Officer at Mid Penn Bank) presented the check to Casework Manager Liz Werner. We also thank J.P. Mascaro & Sons for their $1,000 EITC contribution.
Pennsylvania’s EITC program allows approved companies to donate a portion of their state taxes to EITC-eligible agencies. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County has been an EITC-eligible agency since 2006. EITC donations help BBBS of Berks fund our school-based SMART (Students & Mentors Achieving Results Together) programs at Conrad Weiser School District, Hamburg Area School District, and Oley Valley School District. Although COVID-19 has presented some unique challenges this year, the BBBS staff continues to serve Littles and Bigs at those schools through enhanced case supervision, virtual meetings, and more until such time that we can resume our normal programming at those schools and our other SMART schools.
We thank all of our friends at Rutter’s Companies for including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County in their financial planning. We also express our appreciation to those companies who have also contributed EITC funds in 2020, including:
- Rutter’s Companies – $10,000
- East Penn Manufacturing/Deka – $7,000
- Orrstown Bank – $5,000
- Mitsubishi Advanced Chemical Materials – $5,000
- BB&T – $2,500