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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Thank you, Centro Hispano and WXAC!

Thank you, WXAC 91.3FM, host Barbie Bonilla, and Centro Hispano for inviting us to your show this morning. Casework Manager Janet Ortiz and Executive Director Jim Smith introduced listeners to Big Brothers Big Sisters, seeking potential volunteers and possible Littles. As we continue our celebration of Big Brothers Big Sisters Month in September, remember that mentoring is much MORE THAN what we see on the outside. It’s the transformation…

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September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month!

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA, we know first-hand that mentorship helps serve as a conduit between people and possibilities. September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month and we are launching our “More Than” campaign, because we know that mentorship moments are not surface-level experiences…they are much MORE THAN that.

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One-To-One Matches in the community

Our One-To-One matches do all kinds of things in the community. Take, Little Brother Michael and Big Brother Steven, who recently visited the Reading Public Museum for its Real Bodies exhibit. The powerful exhibition explores life by displaying real, perfectly preserved human bodies and more than 200 anatomical specimens.

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COUL Little of the Month – August 2022

Introducing…Little Brother Jeremiah, an 11-year-old from Reading who wants to be a chef when he grows up! LB Jeremiah is our COUL Little of the Month for August 2022.  He enjoys basketball, football, and PlayStation — and would benefit greatly from having a positive, out-going role model & friend in his life to stand with him to defend his potential.  Are you willing to stand with our Littles —…

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Our newest match meets!

They share a passion for walking and biking.  Little Brother Brandon is into science and Big Brother Jack is really into nature, so they hope to do some science experiments out in nature. Congratulations to our newest match, LB Brandon and BB Jack!  LB Brandon and BB Jack say they are looking forward to hiking, kayaking, and biking together.  We wish them well as they build their relationship. Thank…

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