To kick off the holiday season, employees from Lawley Insurance decided to give back in a very special way: with their time. Lawley hosted 10 of our Little Brothers and Little Sisters at the Buffalo Club where they spent a few hours bowling. Following the games, Littles enjoyed some dinner and finished the evening by frosting holiday cookies with their new friends. Thank you to everyone that made the evening so memorable and we hope to see you again next year!
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.
Thank You General Mills!
A BIG thanks to the General Mills Foundation & the employees involved in the Buffalo Community Action Council for the generous grant of $5,000 for our Site Based Mentoring Program (SBM). In addition to support as a funding partner, we’ve rom General Mills host activities for the children and mentors in our program. Recently, our kids enjoyed two wonderful opportunities with the General Mills in the Community volunteers. A group hosted an afternoon of fun activities with the kids in the SBM program at Enterprise Charter School. Events included building marshmallow catapults and then playing a game to try to catch the flying marshmallows. The kids had a blast using math/science skills and of course, shooting marshmallows! We also had a great time with our friends…
Latest Big News with 2013 Financial Report
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.”
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.
Take Your Little To Work Day
As part of National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters participated in Take Your Little to Work Day.This day was a chance for our Littles to experience the typical workday for their Big and learn more about their career. Check out the photos! Big Sister Stephanie, a teacher, had her Little Sister Teonna join her in the classroom for the day. Little Sister Teaonna had a great time and wrote the following about her experience. “Well, on the 13th day of January 2012, I went to Stephanie’s work place. She works at an elementary school in Williamsville. She is a very fun teacher and her job is so awesome. I had so much fun with her today. I was remembering that I was in the…
Ford Friendship for BBBSEC Friendships!
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!