BBBSEC received a donation of a Ford Flex through the Friendship Express program provided by the Ford Dealers of WNY. The vehicle will be used to transport groups of boys in our Partners for Youth program to different activities and events. Additionally, we will use it for small group outings for matches in our Site-Based and Community-Based programs. Thank you to the Ford Dealers of WNY for helping us broaden the horizons of our kids with a new set of wheels!
Bigs, Littles and friends of the program honored BBBSEC Founder the late Robert F. Moss at a recent Buffalo Bisons game. Our President and CEO David T. Hore and Board Member De Moss, wife of the late Robert F. Moss, accepted a $1500.00 check in Bob’s honor from the Buffalo Bisons. Our guests also enjoyed watching a Big & Little throw out the first pitch on the field!
In 2021, BBBS will celebrate 50 years of providing one-to-one mentoring to a total of over 12,500 children facing adversity in the community.
Friends, we hope you will enjoy our latest Special Edition of the Big News containing our 2013 Financial Report.[ddownload id=”3740″] Also featured are updates on this year’s fundraising events, information about new partnerships and a list of our matches reaching anniversary milestones in their friendships. This edition’s cover photo & match highlight shares the special friendship between Big Sister Kayleigh and Little Sister Crystal. Big Sister Kayleigh shared,“Becoming a Big, you not only have the opportunity to change a child’s life, but watch them change yours. I have grown so much as a person in the last 3 years and a lot of that has to do with Crystal.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County is honored to celebrate Susan Gastle as this week’s featured Women Who Move the City Wednesday (WWMTC) Honoree! This summer, Susan will be celebrating 10 years of friendship with her Little Brother, Josh, through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County. Susan’s role as a Big Sister is unique since typically BBBSEC matches Big Sisters with Little Sisters. However, due to a shortage of Big Brothers, boys under the age of 10 can be matched with a Big Sister. Susan gladly took on this role and has been an amazing Big Sister to Josh, who was just 6 years old when they met. Over the years, they have enjoyed trying new foods, attended numerous local events and participated in agency sponsored…
We hope you will consider a donation to our The BIG Give Challenge on #GivingTuesday, December 2nd, and help to match 15 local children with new mentors. You can either donate to our agency page or select from one of our Bigs or supporters personal pages that includes photos & stories. New this year- donate $25 and you will receive a beautiful BBBSEC Snowflake Ornament! Be sure to let your friends know that you have donated through The BIG Give Challenge by using #GivingTuesday on Facebook or Twitter!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County is honored to celebrate Jody Galvin as this week’s Women Who Move the City Wednesday (WWMTC) Honoree! Jody’s community efforts focus on providing opportunity to underrepresented people in education and law. She is on the board of Buffalo Prep which expands access to college preparatory education. She volunteers with University at Buffalo Law School on its Discover Law program which promotes entry into the legal profession for talented people of color and first generation college students. She is a Discover Law mentor and has coordinated the mentoring matches between students and practicing attorneys. Jody also assists unrepresented people with civil legal matters in United States District Court and recruits volunteer attorneys for its Pro Se Assistance Program. Jody…