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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Carnival at BBBS!

Carnival games…carnival food…carnival fun!  It was carnival time at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County on Saturday for our annual Summer Picnic! Thank you to the staff and volunteers for your help with the carnival games, and a BIG thank you goes to Lisa’s Eats ‘n Treats for the carnival food.  Of course, we also want to thank the Littles, who joined us here at BBBS during a…

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ELU helps Littles & Bigs

The United Way’s ELU (Emerging Leaders Union) joined our Littles and Bigs in helping to beautify the grounds around our agency last night.  They were planting, mulching, and more.  Sounds like a lot of work, but there were smiles all around — and, of course, there was the Pizza Party are all the work was done. We thank the ELU for all of your help, as well as the…

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COUL Little of the Month – February 2022

She wants to be a doctor when she grows up.  In the meantime, our COUL Little of the Month for February 2022 — Little Sister Lorena — likes to draw and watch horror movies. LS Lorena is a 13-year-old from Reading, who would benefit greatly from having a positive, out-going role model in her life; someone to stand with her and defend her potential; someone to spend one-on-one time…

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COUL & Match – Rip It!

We know…it’s cold out; there’s still snow on the ground; and MLB Spring Training doesn’t start until February 26th — but that’s not stopping us!  Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter this morning, but Spring was on the minds of COUL and our matches last night, when we visited Rip It Baseballtown, the baseball and softball skills training center located near the Reading Airport.  

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Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween!

Our Littles are ready for some Halloween fun!  COUL Littles were joined by some One-To-One Matches last night, showing off their pumpkin carving & decorating skills. As Halloween nights approach, we urge everyone to enjoy — but make sure you do it safely.  For the kids…the FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention offer these guidelines: Wear costumes that say “flame resistant”…

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Holiday Spirit at BBBS

COVID precautions…an impending snow storm…nothing could stop the Holiday spirit at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County! Littles and their families came to the Carriage House Activities Center in shifts to pick up gifts, enjoy some hot chocolate & cookies, and spend some time with our special visitors…Santa & Mrs. Claus! We again thank Performance Toyota, C & S, Loomis, and Alvernia’s Institutional Advancement office for providing gifts…

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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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COUL: Kites and Halloween

What do you think of when you think of October? Here at BBBS, we think flying kites and Halloween!! COUL recently visited our friends at Berks Heim. First, they made the kites…then, they gave them a “test drive.” As you can see, the kites were flying high at Berks Heim! Most recently, students at Kutztown University got the Halloween season started early for our Little Brothers and Little Sisters…and,…

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COUL/KU: Tie Dye Party

This wasn’t the usual Tie Dye T-shirt party! Oh, the Tie Dye part was in when COUL visited Kutztown University last night… but the t-shirt idea was out. Our friends at KU had a Tie Dye Sock Party for the Littles. Looks like the Bigs and volunteers had just as much fun as the kids!  

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