This summer 34 Little Brothers & Little Sisters attended Tim Horton Children’s Camp Kentahaten in Campbellsville, Kentucky. For almost all of the kids, this 10 day camp was their first time traveling out of state and participating in an array of amazing outdoor activities. Just imagine the fun and memories made in over a week of ropes courses, kayaking, swimming, disc golf and beach volleyball. In addition to the activities, the kids come back excited about the relationships created with their camp counselors and the new friends they have made from around the country! The funds to provide this wonderful experience are raised through year round events coordinated by the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, local store owners & of course, the patrons who support their efforts. A BIG thanks to all for making this incredible opportunity possible year after year!!
We received a surprise, one-time gift of $20,000 from the General Mills Foundation in honor of General Mills’ 150th Anniversary. The company invited employees worldwide to nominate nonprofits in their local communities for the one-time gift. BBBSEC’s relationship with General Mills has grown over the last several years to include both support from the company’s foundation for BBBSEC’s Site Based Mentoring Program and increased employee engagement. Throughout the year, employees from General Mills have volunteered time with BBBSEC’s Site Based Mentoring Program and Future Littles Waiting List Program to provide fun, hands on activities related to healthy living and engineering. A BIG thanks General Mills for all of the ways they support us!!!
This year, our holiday program expanded to include Thanksgiving dinner donations. Several of the children in our program live in families that are at or below the poverty line. Thanks to several generous supporters, we were able to provide 13 of those families with their very own Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, stuffing, potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce, dessert and much more. On behalf of the families who were given a fantastic holiday, “Thank You” to our donors: University at Buffalo student group Circle K, Sandy Looker and her Little Sister Lexington, Elmwood Kiwanis, Beth Marcinkowski & Family, Hilbert Office of Multicultural Affairs, BBBSEC Board Member Hedy Moss and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
[ddownload id=”1366″ text=”Download Flyer” style=”button” color=”green”] Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County’s Big Mirror Committee at Coco to learn more about being a Big. All guests are encouraged to bring friends that might be interested in volunteering as a Big Brother or Big Sister. We hope you’ll join us in this casual setting for hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and to learn more about the program. Please Note That this Mixer is for Big Brothers and Big Sisters only and is not appropriate for Littles.
Our Bigs & Littles celebrated the start of summer at our Annual Welcome Summer Picnic sponsored by Wegmans. Guests enjoyed dinner and a number of fun activities including carnival games run by volunteers from Ingram Micro. As part of our Pathways to STEM Partnership with National Grid, the kids mixed and measured just the right ingredients to create homemade “silly putty”. Littles also created handmade bookmarks and received new books for summer reading thanks toMichaels and had a chance to explore a fire truck from the Snyder Fire Department. The highlight of the evening was taking a moment to congratulate our Littles who are moving up to high school and the nine Little Brothers & Sisters who graduated from high school this year. Congrats to…
We are so excited to celebrate National Mentoring Month(NMM) with all of our Bigs & supporters and look forward to encouraging others to get involved! A special thank you to our NMM Media Sponsor, WGRZ-TV 2 for creating and airing a PSA encouraging the community to get involved. To learn more about the opportunities during NMM and your options to help make a BIG difference in the life of a child click here!
Rooftop Views for a Good Cause! Our goal: Collect 50 gifts that are valued at $50 or more Bring a donation of $50 or more to be used in our Gala auction and enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and an awe-inspiring view of Downtown Buffalo and Lake Erie at one of New York State’s highest rooftop bars! Please pass the info along – we look forward to seeing you there! **To RSVP call (716)873-5833 ext. 243 or e-mail email@example.com **