BB&T donation for EITC program

BBBS of Berks Executive Director Jim Smith was at the offices of BB&T today (March 5th) to accept a check in the amount of $2,500.  The funds were donated by BB&T as part of the PA Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.  Smith is pictured center with BB&T’s David Roland to his right and Carey Babczak (also of BB&T) to his left.   BB&T was the second EITC contribution…

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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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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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Santa gets help from his friends

  Even Santa needs a little help from his friends…and anyone who is a friend of Santa is certainly a friend of Big Brothers Big Sisters! Each year, companies help BBBS of Berks provide presents to our many Little Brothers and Little Sisters — and this year is no different. We’d like to thank Performance Toyota, VF Outlet, and Loomis (all three pictured here) along with our friends at…

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Tompkins VIST Bank gives to BBBS of Berks

Tompkins VIST Bank yesterday announced that it is donating $500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, and the Wyomissing branch is collecting items for the organization through December 31st. Susan Belfer (pictured right) — the bank’s Wyomissing branch manager — says items needed most are office supplies like legal pads, notebooks, post-it notes, glue sticks, and other such items — but the branch is also accepting Visa,…

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Jarett Yoder Memorial Fund Brings Donation

Melissa Belinski — representing the Jarett Yoder Memorial Fund — visited the Big Brothers Big Sisters office today, presenting a check to the agency in the amount of $1,267. The money will be used to help fund our four (4) mentoring programs serving Berks County Children facing adversity, and were raised as part of a virtual 6k event. Melissa (right) is seen here presenting the check to Casework Manager…

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BB&T Associates bring donation

Thank you, BB&T, our latest contributor through the PA Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. BB&T Vice-President Kevin Beiber (left) and Susan Belfer (BB&T Asst. V-P/Quality Assurance Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters Board member, and Chair of our Bowl For Kids’ Sake Committee) presented a $2,500 check this morning to Executive Director Jim Smith (right). The EITC program allows approved businesses to denote a portion of their state taxes…

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Customers Bank joined in as a Littles Team Sponsor

Our appreciation to Customers Bank, who recently joined in as a Littles Team Sponsor. Your company can also sponsor a team of Littles/Bigs to bowl at our 35th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake event. it’s only $300 for a full sponsorship and $150 as a co-sponsor. It’s a great way to help even if you can’t join us for bowling…you can let a team of Little Brothers/Sisters and Bigs…

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M&T Bank joins as a Major Sponsor for the 35th Annual BFKS

Thank you, M & T Bank, for partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters as part of the 35th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake. M & T Bank is serving as a Major Sponsor for the event which raises money for our four (4) mentoring programs serving Berks County youth facing adversity. Your company can help, too! Call Jim Smith at 610-373-5544 to learn more about being a T-Shirt Sponsor…

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Newest Corporate Sponsors: EnerSys and Sheetz!

We’ve got a long way to go, but the Berks County community continues to come out in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA! This year’s 35th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake is seeking to raise $73,000 to help fund our four (4) proven-effective mentoring programs. Thank you to our newest Corporate Sponsors — both Major Sponsors: EnerSys and Sheetz!

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