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!!
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.
Everyone Loves the Puerto Rican Day Parade!
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, a group of Bigs, Littles and staff marched along side of our decorated Ford Friendship Van in the Puerto Rican Day parade. Our marchers handed out lollipops that included our contact information on the stick. It was a terrific parade and we had a wonderful time!
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.
“Dough” Raised for Our Kids!
BBBBSEC was one of fourteen charities that support children to receive a generous donation of $5,000.00 from Pizza Hut’s Raising Dough for Kids Charity. The “dough” was raised in the local Pizza Hut stores through contributions from their customers in change canisters and various other fundraisers throughout the year. The donation we received will be used to continue our successful Site-Based Mentoring Programs that match Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers with children at the Belle Center and Enterprise Charter School.
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.”
Women Who Move the City Wednesday- Congrats Megan McNally!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County and Media Sponsor, Kiss 98.5 are excited to honor Megan McNally as this week’s Women Who Move the City Wednesday Honoree! Megan McNally is co-founder and Executive Director of The Foundry, an organization on the east side of Buffalo that supports business creation, education and creativity. Located in a historic 25,000 square foot building, The Foundry offers workshop space for start-up businesses, artisans and tradespeople, as well as a multi-function community space to support arts performances, DIY education and public gatherings. It has become a recognized place for the encouragement of new ideas and productive action. In the last year, The Foundry has hosted workshops for over 400 participants and introduced new individuals into the east side community. Additionally, The Foundry…