Twenty of our Little Brothers and Little Sisters enjoyed the Buffalo Bills Annual Children’s Holiday Party. The Jim Kelly Club at the stadium was transformed into a winter wonderland with trees, holiday scenes and even a working “Polar Express” train for the kids to ride! The children also enjoyed having dinner with the Bills and the Jills. After dinner, Santa arrived bringing each child a bag full of gifts! A few of our kids were surprised when several of the Bills, working as Santa’s helpers, came riding out to give them their very own new bike! A BIG thanks to the Buffalo Bills players, the Jills, the staff and their families for making this wonderfully generous and memorable event possible.
Volunteer Information Sessions Every Tuesday
Join us for volunteer information sessions every Tuesday at noon to learn more about our agency and the volunteer opportunities we offer.
January is National Mentoring Month!
Learn more about National Mentoring Month and how you can get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara & The Southern Tier.
Welcome Summer Picnic
Over 125 guests that included Bigs & Littles, staff and our Board Members and their families enjoyed our Annual Welcome Summer Picnic this year. A wonderful barbecue meal was prepared by Mr. G’s Catering for our guests. New this year was a visit from the BlueCross BlueShield Healthy Zone Cruiser. The cruiser was stocked with hula-hoops, paddleballs and other fun equipment for our Littles to enjoy that promote exercise and wellness. Our Bigs and Littles also had a great time participating in our annual picnic activity favorites like tug of war, carnival games and crafts. A special thank you to the volunteers from Bank of America who donated their time to run all of these activities!
Barbershop Recruitment Event Planned
In an effort to recruit more male mentors, we will be holding our first barbershop volunteer recruitment event “Grooming Men of the Future” on Saturday, September 28th from 11am – 3pm at three barbershops located in the City of Buffalo. The event is an opportunity for men to stop by in a relaxed & familiar setting to learn more about becoming a Big Brother from Big Brothers Big Sisters fraternity partner Alpha Phi Alpha. The barbershops opening their doors that day to BBBSEC are Styles of Man on East Delavan and the Signature Cutz locations on Main Street and Grant Street. Men who stop down that day will be entered to win a cut from a barber of their choice at each shop and into…
Women Who Move the City Wednesday- Congrats Liz Callahan!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County and Media Sponsor Kiss 98.5 are excited to celebrate Liz Callahan as our first 2016 Women Who Move the City Wednesday Honoree! Liz currently serves on the Board of Directors for Journey’s End Refugee Services and WNY STEM Hub. She is on the communications committee for the WNY Women’s Foundation and the event committee for the South Buffalo Community Table’s annual fundraiser and for Startup Grind. Liz also volunteers as a teacher for Junior Achievement of WNY. Previously, Liz was the chair of B Team Buffalo and also served as sponsorship coordinator for TEDx Buffalo from 2012-2015. She was awarded the 2014-2015 Brenda McDuffie Award of Excellence for the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals and the 2014/2015 Rising Stars award from the…
Do you know a woman who is making a BIG difference in our community? We are currently seeking nominations of outstanding women serving as volunteers throughout WNY for our 2018 Women Who Move the City Honorees. For more information and to submit a nomination, click here. Nominations are due by Wednesday, February 14th at 5pm. Celebrate the 2018 Women Who Move the City Honorees with an evening filled with networking, one of a kind shopping from a variety of local vendors, food and drinks! Wednesday, May 2, 2018 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Hotel Lafayette, Buffalo, NY Early Bird tickets are only $40 (purchase before April 15th)! To purchase your ticket online – click here or reserve your ticket by calling (716) 873-5833, ext. 245. For…