On June 19th, 2012, BBBSEC held it’s largest annual Summer Picnic (ever!) for all of our Bigs and Littles. This year, the backyard of Harlem Rd. Community Center was transformed in to a “Field Day” for Bigs and Littles to enjoy the warm weather and spend time playing games. Following a picnic lunch generously provided by Phillips Lytle LLP, matches were able to play football, soccer, Frisbee, run sack races and even join a large game of tug-of-war where over one hundred Bigs and Littles competed against each other! Many thanks to our presenting sponsor, TransitowneUSA for coming out to play football with our Littles and making such a fun day possible.
Celebrating 50 Years of Mentoring
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.
12th Annual Fore the Children Tournament a Success!
Our 12th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters “Fore the Children” Golf Tournament held Monday, July 30th was a BIG success!! It was a beautiful day that raised nearly $50,000 to help provide local children facing adversity with the Big Brother or Big Sister they need and want. Thank you for making a BIG difference for children in our community! A very BIG thank you to all of our event sponsors – especially our Presenting Sponsor PCB Piezotronics – An MTS Company, our supporters and our golfers! Congrats to our our 1st Place Foursome- PCB Piezotronics, 2nd Place Foursome- Hodgson Russ and 3rd Place Foursome- BRD, Inc. A special congratulations to Donald B. White on receiving the Hedwig “De” Moss Leadership Award for his commitment to making a difference in the lives of…
Our Response to COVID-19
We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are taking steps to minimize the impact of an outbreak.
Mentors Who Move the City Honoree Kennedy Colon
Kennedy Colon – Defender of Potential Kennedy Colon is a graduating Senior at the University at Buffalo where she studies Civil Engineering and is the current President of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Collegiate Chapter. Through her affiliation with NSBE and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) she actively searches and engages in any form of volunteerism as a way to serve her community, if there is no opportunity present she will create one. Under Kennedy’s Leadership her NSBE Chapter has won the Chapter of the Fall 2018 Semester for Region 1 and most recently the Silver torch award for conducting the most technical events/outreach in the Region. For the Academic year 2018-2019 she has devoted her time to creating a pipeline…
Women Who Move the City Wednesday- Congrats Shannon Sommer!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County and Media Sponsor Kiss 98.5 & Janet Snyder are excited to celebrate Shannon Sommer as today’s Women Who Move the City Wednesday Honoree! Shannon demonstrates a strong passion for helping others, especially children. Shannon is a volunteer Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County (BBBSEC). Shannon has been matched with her Little Sister, Christina, since May of 2014. She spends a lot of time with her Little Sister doing fun new activities, while providing support and general guidance on life. They enjoy cooking, swimming and doing crafts. Shannon also is instilling in Christina the importance of giving back. This past summer they participated in “Walk Off Hunger” to benefit the Food Bank of WNY. Shannon loves being…
Attention: Welcome Summer Picnic POSTPONED!
ATTENTION Bigs and Littles! Unfortunately due to weather we have to POSTPONE our Welcome Summer Picnic that was scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) June 20th! Stay tuned for a new date from your Case Manager! Please contact them with any questions.