2019 Annual Awards

Congratulations to our Annual Awards recipients for 2019!  Our Annual Awards are given out each year as part of our Annual Holiday Party, which was held December 19th. Out-going Board President Karen Meck was honored as our David Hyman Volunteer of the Year.  Karen has been on our Board for nearly seven years and has served on a number of Committees including our Capital Campaign Committee, the Planning Committee,…

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Carriage House Activities Center Recognized

The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance presented a Building Berks award to the Carriage House Activities Center and some of the people who made it a reality.  The Building Berks Awards & Trade Expo took place October 16th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Reading; and the Carriage House Activities Center won in the Non-Profit category.  Executive Director Jim Smith, Board President Karen Meck, and Capital Campaign Chair Jason Hornberger were…

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BBBS Annual Holiday Party ~ 2017

Our Annual BBBS Holiday Party was a success. Enjoy scenes from the party for our Littles, Bigs, volunteers, and families! Oh, and — of course — featuring our special guests…Santa & Mrs. Claus! Fun was had by all. Lots of games including basketball, hot cocoa reindeers, and cookie decorating. The 2017 Annual Awards honored a special group of people who made a difference to our agency. COUL Little of the…

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Esurance Rising Star – Natasha Wood

Congratulations again to Conrad Weiser’s Big Sister Natasha Wood, the 2017 Esurance Rising Star!  Natasha, her Little Sister Taylor, and Casework Manager Kalyn Frobese were at the Reading Fightin’ Phils game on May 31st to accept the honor along with a $5,000 stipend to help Natasha pursue higher education. The Esurance Rising Star is a collaboration between Esurance, Minor League Baseball, and national Big Brothers Big Sisters of America….

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2017 Esurance Rising Star

Wondering what a rising star looks like? Well, if you are…you need look no further than Big Sister Natasha! Screwball from the Reading Fightin’ Phils came out to Conrad Weiser Middle School this afternoon to help us surprise BS Natasha with the news…that she is the 2017 Esurance Rising Star! Pictured here with Screwball and her Little Sister Talyor, BS Natasha will receive a $5,000 stipend to help with…

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Reading Eagle Child of the Month of April

Meet Little Sister Jeannine! She is just one of the many children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County and benefiting from our 35th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake being held this weekend (April 29th & 30th) at Berks Lanes. LS Jeannine likes being active and outside, so she’s looking forward to the nice weather arriving. She also enjoys going to the library, helping out around the…

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Reading Eagle Child of the Month

Meet our Reading Eagle Child of the Month…LB Xaiver. LB Xaiver says he can’t wait for the nice weather to return because he enjoys being outside…loves playing soccer, football, volleyball, and baseball. If it’s a rainy day, he also likes playing video games, board games, and creating inventions. LB Xaiver is just one of our many Little Brothers and Little Sisters who would benefit from someone spending some one-on-one…

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Y-102 Random Acts of Kindness Winner

Casework Manager Kalyn Frobese last week nominated our Youth Activities Coordinator Brianna Reading for the Y-102 Random Acts of Kindness promotion. Brianna was selected as a winner, and was honored by Y-102 this past Friday. Congratulations, Brianna! This is what Kalyn had to say about her co-worker: Brianna is one of our most dedicated and hard-working members here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County. She is a…

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2016 David Hyman Volunteer of the Year

Big Sister Joan Vogel stopped by the BBBS office yesterday. Joan — who was matched in our One-To-One program, but now serves as a COUL Big — was unable to attend our awards ceremony last month, so came by yesterday to accept her award. Congratulations again to BS Joan for being selected the 2016 David Hyman Volunteer of the Year!

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Community Sponsor of the Year 2016

Our Community Sponsor of the Year is the Berks County Parrot Heads Club! The Parrot Heads say they party with a purpose, and — in January 2016 — Big Brothers Big Sisters was their purpose. The group’s Cabin Fever event brought raised about $17,000 for the ageny. Denny Lorah was on-hand last night to accept the award on behalf of everyone at the Parrot Heads Club.

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