Our BIG Give campaign has officially kicked off! The BIG Give is an online fundraising effort of current Big Brothers and Big Sisters to help raise the funds necessary to move more kids off the waiting list into matches with Bigs of their very own. For every $1,000.00 raised, we can match a new Big & Little together! Visit The BIG Give page to pledge a Big Brother or Big Sister you know or donate to our general BIG Give fund. Thanks!!
Celebrating Hazel’s Story
Once a Little Sister, Hazel’s experience with her Big Sister inspired her to give back and become a Big Sister herself.
Congrats to our 2017 Women Who Move the City Honorees!
We are honored to recognize the following outstanding women who are making a difference in our community as BBBSEC’s 2017 Women Who Move the City Honorees: Cheryl Bird Gwendolyn Bork Lorna MacDonald Czarnota Susan Gastle Danielle Lewis Deborah Tangelder Marilyn Gibson Young Each Wednesday, beginning March 22nd, we will highlight one of our honorees. Check back here on Women Who Move the City Wednesdays to read a full bios about the work these incredible women are doing! Join the Celebration! Women Who Move the City will be held on Wednesday, May 10th at the Hotel Lafayette from 5:30 – 8:30pm. Attendees will enjoy a unique evening that includes hors d’oeuvres, two-hours of open bar, shopping & information vendors and a swag bag of goodies. To learn…
Kelly for Kids Supports BBBS
We recently received a grant through the Kelly for Kids Foundation. Founded by former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly, the foundation helps to improve the quality of life for disabled and disadvantaged children in Western New York. The grant will support our Site-Based Mentoring program that pairs youth with a Big Brother or Big Sister to share a friendship and participate in educational, recreational and cultural activities at a local school or community center. During the grant presentation Mr. Kelly mentioned the importance a special friend and mentor can have in a child’s life. He also recognized Kelly for Kids Foundation employee Patricia Cavalier for serving as a volunteer Big Sister. Big Brothers Big Sisters extends its gratitude to Jim Kelly and the Kelly for…
A BIG Boat Cruise
A group of matches enjoyed a beautiful summer day aboard the Grand Lady docked at the Holiday Inn in Grand Island! The 2-hour cruise included points of interest on the Buffalo shoreline and interesting facts about Buffalo’s waterways. For many of the kids this was their first time on a boat. A special thanks to the Holiday Inn-Grand Island for generously donating the delicious lunch served while we were aboard!
A Note on Sharing the Art of Friendship!
We are excited to announce that five of the beautiful Art of Friendship pieces, created by are Bigs & Littles, are now available as note cards! This wonderful project was sponsored by the Philanthropic Committee at Ingram Micro. A BIG thank you for their support of our Bigs & Littles expressing themselves creatively and for sponsoring this unique project! You can have a note card set of your very own for a $5.00 donation to BBBSEC. With the inside blank, they make wonderful all occasion cards! You can learn more about getting a set of your very own by clicking here. We are also looking for opportunities to “set up shop” at local companies and events. Additionally, the cards make a great added bonus…
Join Us! Fore the Children Golf Tournament
BBBSEC’s Annual Fore the Children Golf Tournament, presented by PCB Piezotronics, will be held on Monday, July 27th at Transit Valley Country Club. Golfers will enjoy a wonderful day on a beautiful course and a golfer gift, lunch and beverages. A delicious dinner will also be served following golf and guests will enjoy a basket & live auction. We are currently signing up twosomes, foursomes and corporate sponsors. Other options for getting involved include tee signs and program book advertisements. This is a great way to get in front of our golfers and help our organization at a reasonable price point. To learn more about these opportunities, click here to download the sponsorship form. Lastly, we are also accepting donations for our basket & live…